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Britchick
22-12-2008, 05:11 PM
how many people or their families will be using at least one of Nigella recipes this christmas

mumof2
22-12-2008, 05:16 PM
hmmm, i don't mind watching the odd programme but i'm not sure i could be bothered to make anything!

Claire
22-12-2008, 05:20 PM
I will be doing that thing she does with the sprouts and the bacon and cheese. As no-one else eats them I can Nigella them up to the hilt!

Dawn
22-12-2008, 05:24 PM
My mum is doing that cheesy sauce bread thing for Boxing Day.

mumof2
22-12-2008, 05:31 PM
My mum is doing that cheesy sauce bread thing for Boxing Day.


cheesy sauce bread thing? :unsure:

Dawn
22-12-2008, 05:50 PM
She made this kind of savoury bread and butter pudding with a cheesy sauce instead of custard. Looks yummy.

Deb
22-12-2008, 06:23 PM
This year I am going to cook my gammon in coca-cola a la Nigella.Should be interesting :unsure:

Britchick
22-12-2008, 06:29 PM
This year I am going to cook my gammon in coca-cola a la Nigella.Should be interesting :unsure:

i'm doing the cherry coke one

Deb
22-12-2008, 06:31 PM
i'm doing the cherry coke one

Ooo, I was looking for that one earlier as it's not in my book. Maybe I'll go and google it........compare and contrast.

Britchick
22-12-2008, 06:45 PM
i'd be happy to supply recipe if you can't find it :thumbsup:


do you put the coke one in the oven? if so what do you coat it with?

Johnie
22-12-2008, 06:56 PM
Is gammon a meat? I have a slow cooker pot roast recipe that calls for onion soup mix and coke. It is awesome!

Britchick
22-12-2008, 06:58 PM
it's a raw ham joint Johnie, you boil it in the coke and then drain it and brown in a hot oven

Deb
22-12-2008, 07:01 PM
Thanks Brit, I'd like a recipe if that's ok :thumbsup: Can't seem to find one through the net. I was interested in what went on as the glaze particularly.

Yes, I put it in a very hot oven for about 10 mins if it's still warm from boiling. If I've let it cool down it's about half an hour. I glaze it with with a tbs black treacle, then rub on 2 tsp mustard powder and 2 tbs demarara sugar, and of course pop the cloves in.

mainecoon lover
22-12-2008, 07:18 PM
I will be doing the ham in coca cola. Do it every year. We will have it Boxing day with some corn bread. Yummy.

Britchick
22-12-2008, 07:23 PM
2.25- 2.75 kg boneless mild cure gammon

16 whole cloves
3-4 tablesp cherry jam


approx 6 cans cherry coke
1 onion

1 teasp smoked paprika

1/2 teas red wine vinegar


soak ham overnight or bring to boil and then ditch water, rinse ham


put snugly into large saucepan -tight fit so use less coke.


add cherry coke and onion, halved -cover ham with coke or top up with water to cover

cook for approx 2-2 1/4 hours



preheat oven to 230c
strip off rind and a little of fat, score in a diamond pattern stud each diamond with a clove

put jam, paprika adn red wine vinegar into a saucepan and whisk over high heat-bring to boil -let it bubble away to syrupy consistency

sit ham on foil (to save washing up and pan!) pour glaze over and put in over for approx 15 mins or until glaze has caught. Rest before carving

wdwgrandma
22-12-2008, 07:35 PM
When I was a kid Mom's work used to give everyone one of those canned hams. hey, when you've got 5 kids to feed, it came in handy... She'd poke holes in the top of the can, she'd dump in a can of Coke or Seven Up and then she'd spread peanut butter over the top. The peanut butter would melt down over the ham and it would cook in the soda. It tasted pretty good to a kid!

Deb
22-12-2008, 09:29 PM
Donna, that sounds like one of those things you LOVE as a kid!!! :D

Julie, ta muchly for the recipe :thumbsup: Cherry jam.... 'twill have to be tried at some point.....

Mags
22-12-2008, 11:21 PM
Yes - made the Xmas version of Rocky Road with half a ton of chocolate, amaretti, marshmallows and brazil nuts. The calories are imaginary and they taste great.

Margaret

Claire
23-12-2008, 09:05 AM
Yes - made the Xmas version of Rocky Road with half a ton of chocolate, amaretti, marshmallows and brazil nuts. The calories are imaginary and they taste great.

Margaret
Everyone round to Margaret's!

PsychoAlice
23-12-2008, 10:29 AM
Alright whose Nigella?

Claire
23-12-2008, 10:35 AM
Nigella (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigella_Lawson) is a kitchen goddess PA. A woman who isn't afraid once in a while to use all the stuff we are supposed to avoid because it's too salty or has too many calories. She is amazing.

Dawn
23-12-2008, 11:50 AM
Kitchen goddess who cooks properly. No faffing about weighing stuff, sticks her finger in it to taste it, always uses the ingredients the healthy people say we must avoid.

And there's a couple of other reasons why the men like to watch her. :rotfl:

Skywatcher
23-12-2008, 04:19 PM
*snigger*

must ....control..... self.... too.... many jokes....head about to explode...............

PsychoAlice
23-12-2008, 06:34 PM
:taunt:
*snigger*

must ....control..... self.... too.... many jokes....head about to explode............... must..keep..sarcasm to myself about men prematurely exploding for no reason....

wdwgrandma
23-12-2008, 06:43 PM
She used to have a show on HGTV called "Nigella Bites". Just thought I'd throw that in.

Britchick
23-12-2008, 06:45 PM
She used to have a show on HGTV called "Nigella Bites". Just thought I'd throw that in.

don't encourage him his head will explode!!!!! :unsure: :lol:

wdwgrandma
23-12-2008, 06:46 PM
don't encourage him his head will explode!!!!! :unsure: :lol:
Yeah, I know!!! LOL

Mags
23-12-2008, 11:11 PM
Everyone round to Margaret's!Sorry Claire - all done! Im making an Oreo Cookie cheesecake for dessert on Xmas day. It looks a lot like this. I'll save you a slice. :tongue:

http://www.kraftfoods.com/assets/recipe_images/Easy_OREO_Cheesecake.jpg

Margaret

josh.p.
23-12-2008, 11:59 PM
I try my hardest to listen to her recipes but I find it hard to concentrate on her cooking

PsychoAlice
24-12-2008, 02:30 AM
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u125/rich_caddick/nigella.jpg


My goodness she has big...




























Lips....

Jax1970
24-12-2008, 03:34 AM
I just wish she would lower the fat content of her recipes!

Skywatcher
24-12-2008, 08:28 AM
I'm sorry I've lost all focus on what this thread is about :mental:

Claire
24-12-2008, 09:01 AM
What I wouldn't give....

Skywatcher
24-12-2008, 09:03 AM
what I would give..... ;)

Dawn
24-12-2008, 10:02 AM
As TV chefs go she is by far the most attractive I've ever seen.

Tink
24-12-2008, 10:30 AM
Have you never seen Giada DeLaurentis then? :D :D

We were going to do a Nigella ham recipe, but time has just gotten away from us, that and refrigerator space. We'll just be doing baked ham instead.

mainecoon lover
24-12-2008, 01:13 PM
Just finished cooking my coca cola ham. Yum yum yummy.

Mags
24-12-2008, 01:24 PM
Just finished cooking my coca cola ham. Yum yum yummy.

Sounds yummy. Honey baked mine and the mob have dug into it already. I'll go for the cola one next year I think.

Margaret

Britchick
24-12-2008, 01:53 PM
boiling mine at the moment and peeling sprouts

Britchick
24-12-2008, 03:02 PM
is my ham supposed to have black bits on it?

Skywatcher
24-12-2008, 04:02 PM
what sort of coke did you use?

Dawn
24-12-2008, 04:04 PM
*splutter* :eek:

Skywatcher
24-12-2008, 04:05 PM
coke as in coal as opposed to coca cola

Britchick
24-12-2008, 05:36 PM
that'll be it!!! doh!

Britchick
24-12-2008, 06:40 PM
can i just say that the cherry coke ham is the bestest i've ever tasted..........yummy ....................