while i was stuck in my chair with back pain i was watching the good food channel and the goddess nigella was on…and was inspired to make this

Cola Ham and sweetcorn pudding/souffle

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We all LOVED the ham but wern’t really keen on the sweetcorn souffle…it tastes nice but the texture ruined it for me…

Ingredients for Ham

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I will put what Nigellas recipe in italic but i didn’t follow her directions as there is only me and 2 small boys eating so i halved everything. And i just used wholegrain mustard as a glaze and i didn’t stud it with cloves…lazy cook??…me???…lol

  • 2 kg gammon, mild cure
  • 1 onions, peeled and halved
  • 2 litres cola

For the glaze

  • 1 handfuls cloves
  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • 2 tsp English mustard powder
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar

1. I find now that mild-cure gammon doesn’t need soaking. If you know that you’re dealing with a salty piece, then put it in a pan covered with cold water, bring to the boil then tip into a colander in the sink and start from here; otherwise, put the gammon in a pan, skin side down if it fits like that, add the onion then pour over the cola.

2. Bring to the boil, reduce to a good simmer, put the lid on, though not tightly, and cook for just under 2 1/2 hours. If your joint is larger or smaller work out timing by reckoning on an hour a kilo altogether, remembering that it’s going to get a quick blast in the oven later. But do take into account that if the gammon’s been in the fridge right up to the moment you cook it, you will have to give a good 15 or so minutes’ extra so that the interior is properly cooked.

3. Meanwhile preheat oven to 240°C/gas 9.

4. When the ham’s had its time (and ham it is now it’s cooked, though it’s true that Americans call it ham from its uncooked state) take it out of the pan but do not throw away the cooking liquid. Let the ham cool a little for ease of handling. (Indeed you can let it cool completely then finish off the cooking at some later stage if you want).

5. Remove skin, leaving a thin layer of fat. Score the fat with a sharp knife to make fairly large diamond shapes, and stud each diamond with a clove. Then carefully spread the treacle over the bark-budded skin taking care not to dislodge the cloves. Then gently pat the mustard and sugar onto the sticky fat.

6. Cook, in a foil lined roasting tin for approximately 10 minutes or till the glaze is burnished and bubbly.

7. Should you want to do the braising stage in advance and then let the ham cool, clove and glaze it and give it 30-40 minutes, from room temperature, at 180°C/gas 4, turning up the heat towards the end if you think it needs it.


Sweetcorn pudding/souffle ingredients

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there was no recipe for this online (that i could find) so this is it as she described on the program

i also halved the amounts on this too as it would be far too big for us 3 and i substituted the dairy for some oat milk/cream


5 eggs
1 tin of creamed corn
1 tin of normal corn
5 tablespoons of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
pinch of salt
600ml of single cream
600ml of milk

put eggs in bowl, whisk up. add creamed corn and normal corn, mix. add flour and baking powder then milk and cream and mix …pour into an oven proof dish and bake for 20-30 mins


recipe from good food website