Tuesday 30 December 2014

Honey & Black Pepper Baked Ham


Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas!
You know what?  My family would never live through a Christmas without ham and this year I decided to make my own ham.

I learn to make this ham from a baking session with few friends from church.  We had a great fun baking ham together and we had baked about 15 hams on that day.  Every one of us got to bring home a ham. 

My hubby and children gave a thumb up after eating the ham and that inspired me to bake my own ham for this Christmas.

A baked ham isn’t ham without the glaze.  Look!  The ham looks so gorgeous after the glazing. 

One of our favourite ways to eat ham is to go with baked vegetables.  The baked veggies, especially the capsicums(bell peppers) and carrots , bring out the sweet flavour that goes beautifully with the ham.  

Not forgetting the mango sauce.  The pureed mangos and honey mustard blended with brown sugar and lemon juice make a delicious fruit-flavoured sauce to go along with the baked ham.
The best ham I ever had for this Christmas!  
I’m contributing this recipe to Cook and Celebrate Christmas 2014 and I hope you will like the recipe.

1 kg        Half cooked ham
400g       Coke Cole
1 can       Beer
2 tsp        Peppercorn
1 pce       Bay leaves
2 small   Onions

(1)Mix the ingredients together in a pot and boil it for ½ hour.  Do not discard the stock.  
(2)When ham is cooled, score ham.  Scoring the ham lets the glaze penetrate into the meat.

1 tbsp      Orange Marmalade
1 tsp        Honey mustard
1 clove    Garlic chopped
1 tbsp      Brown sugar
½ tsp       Black pepper
1 tsp        Worcester sauce
1 tbsp      Black pepper sauce
Mix all ingredients and rub onto the cooked & scored ham and cover with foil and bake for 10 mins at 180ºC.

HONEY GLAZE (2nd layer of glaze)
100g       Stock from boiling the ham.
40g         Honey
20g         Brown sugar
1 tbsp      Chopped onion
1 tsp        Black pepper
½ tbsp     Black pepper sauce

(1)Mix the ingredients.  Cook the ingredient until it is thick.
(2)Glaze the ham and put it back to oven and bake for 10mins.
(3)Remove from oven and glaze the balance sauce and bake for another 5 mins.

1 tbsp      Honey Mustard
1 tbsp      Black Pepper
1 tbsp      Chopped garlic
1 tbsp      Salt
3 tbsp      Olive oil
4 large    White onions, cut into large wedges
2 large    Potato, cut into wedges

(1)Mix the ingredient (except the olive oil) and toss the vegetables together in a baking dish.  Before putting it to the oven, drizzles olive oil over it.  
(2)Bake the vegetable until they are soft.

2 tbsp      Brown sugar
¾ cup      Pureed from 2 small mangoes
3 tbsp      Honey Mustard
1 tbsp      Lemon juice
½ tsp       Worcester sauce (optional)

(1)Mix the ingredient and heat it warm.
(2)Arrange the baked vegetable around the ham and served it with mango sauce.

I’m submitting this post to Cook and Celebrate (Christmas 2014), organised by Yen from Eat Your Heart Out, Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids.


  1. Olá amiga...Feliz ano novo!
    Seguimos nossa caminhada na construção de um mundo mais justo, fraterno, humano, harmonioso e de doação.
    Todos somos promotores da Paz...que começa em nossos corações e se estende a tudo que nos rodeia!!!
    Obrigada por fazer parte da minha história de vida!
    UM ABENÇOADO 2015!!!!

  2. Hi Amy, blessed New Year to you & family!
    Looks like you had the best ham for Christmas! Cheers !

  3. Hi Amy!! Finally you are cooking again! Blessed New Year to you and yours! :)

  4. Wow, Amy! You have baked your own honeyed ham! Very impressive...

    We must be proud that we have all learnt a lot from blogging and friends and can make very impressive and delicious food for our family :D

    Pat! Pat!


    1. Hi Amy,

      Where have you been? Busy? :D


  5. Hi Amy
    Wow, your ham is making my mouth water! It looks so, so delicious! Serving it with the veggies and mango sauce sounds really good!
    Happy New Year!

  6. Happy New Year , Amy !!!! Your homemade ham sure looks delicious ! It looks like a store-bought one , I'm pretty impressed :D

  7. Happy New Year, Amy. Oh wow your homemade ham looks amazing.... I would be happy to eat this for Christmas!