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How to glaze a ham for Christmas

Apricot Glazed Ham

 

A glazed ham is perfect for Boxing Day and this Apricot Glazed Ham is a mouth-watering treat that the whole family will love.

 

Apricot Glazed Ham

  • Servings: 8
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Calories 400 per portion
Fat 19g (6g sat) per portion
Suitable for freezing

Ingredients

  • Onion 1
  • Cloves a good handful
  • Gammon joint, smoked or unsmoked 2kg (4½lb)
  • Bay leaf 1
  • Peppercorns 8
  • Apricot halves in fruit juice 410g can, drained
  • Light muscovado sugar 5 tbsp
  • Roast potatoes and vegetables or bread and salad to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. Stud onion with 6 cloves and place in a large pan with gammon, bay leaf and peppercorns. Just cover with water, bring to the boil, cover and simmer very gently for 1 hour 50 minutes.
  2. Reserve 8 apricots and mash the rest with sugar. Preheat oven to 190°C/170°fan/Gas 5. Remove gammon from pan and place in a roasting tin with onion and 300ml (½ pint) of cooking water. Remove string and skin and score fat into a diamond pattern. Stud with cloves and spread with apricot mixture.
  3. Roast for 40 minutes until glaze browns. Garnish with apricots and either serve hot with roast potatoes and vegetables or cold with salad leaves on sandwiches.

A Dairy Diary recipe.

 

 

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2018 Dairy Diary with weekly recipes

A unique A5, week-to-view diary that’s both practical and pretty – the perfect choice for planning your busy life.

And with sales of over 30 million
Dairy Diary has been Britain’s
favourite home diary since 1982.

Amazing value at just £8.50!

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Christmas sorted! Plus the perfect decadent breakfast

Christmas sorted with the Dairy Diary

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There’s so much more on our website than just the Dairy Diary.

There’s a plethora of cookbooks, diary sets and even gardening and nature books.

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Frangipane & Apricot Croissants

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 663 per portion
Fat 41g (14g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Butter 25g (1oz), softened
  • Caster sugar 25g (1oz)
  • Ground almonds 50g (2oz)
  • Plain flour 1 tbsp
  • Egg 1
  • Ready-made croissants 2
  • Apricot halves in natural juice 6
  • Flaked almonds 1 tbsp
  • Icing sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/
    180°fan/Gas 6. Beat butter, caster sugar, almonds, flour
    and egg to a paste.
  2. Split croissants almost through. Spread with a generous amount of frangipane paste, top with apricots then spoon over remaining frangipane (reserving a little to use to ‘glue’ almonds to the croissants). Push tops back down. Brush pastry and apricots all over with a little juice from can. Spread remaining frangipane on top then scatter with flaked almonds.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until crisp. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

 

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The reverse advent calendar… why you should try it!

Reverse Advent Box

Advent calendar with a difference that makes a difference

Feeling guilty after a moment of extravagance on an M&S beauty advent calendar for myself, I stumbled across this fantastic initiative; the reverse advent calendar.

 


The Reverse Advent Calendar

Rather than getting a treat each day, you make a donation suitable for your local food bank instead. And you can start this calendar right now, by each day placing a food or hygiene product in a box for the next 25 days. You then deliver the box to your local food bank.

The donations should be tinned
or packet foods with a reasonable
shelf-life and/or toiletries and
household items.

Where to take your donation
Visit www.trusselltrust.org to find out where your local food bank is based. There are often drop-off points in supermarkets too.

We began our family box on Saturday. I hope you can spare a few items too.

No-one should go hungry, and especially not at Christmas.

 


 

 

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Last chance to win a Touchscreen Air Fryer

Win a Lakeland Air Fryer

Last chance to enter!

Today is your last chance to win a Lakeland Touchscreen Air Fryer and enjoy healthier ‘frying’ with just a teaspoon of oil

Dairy Diary is giving you the chance to win this Lakeland Air Fryer. It cooks with little or no oil, so you can enjoy lighter versions of all your favourite foods without sacrificing the flavour.

Using just one teaspoon of oil to cook up to 500g of chips, it circulates hot air from all directions to cook food evenly for much lighter, perfectly ‘fried’ chips, meat, fish, poultry and seafood.

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Help us to choose the next Dairy Diary cover

A gentle reminder…

we need your help to choose the next Dairy Diary cover

We are busy in the Dairy Diary office finalising the design for the 2019 edition. We have almost finished, but we need your help to choose the best cover!

Please take a close look at the eight designs and tell us what you think.

The survey will only take
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One lucky respondent will receive a free Dairy Diary 2018!

Thanks so much for your assistance.

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Competition | Win a Touchscreen Air Fryer

Win a Lakeland Air Fryer

Win a Lakeland Touchscreen Air Fryer

Enjoy healthier ‘frying’ with just a teaspoon of oil

Dairy Diary is giving you the chance to win this Lakeland Air Fryer. It cooks with little or no oil, so you can enjoy lighter versions of all your favourite foods without sacrificing the flavour.

Using just one teaspoon of oil to cook up to 500g of chips, it circulates hot air from all directions to cook food evenly for much lighter, perfectly ‘fried’ chips, meat, fish, poultry and seafood.
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