Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

If you are looking for a great lunch option for today-THIS IS IT!

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Honey & Mustard Glazed Bacon
(Serves 6-8)

A Perfect St. Patricks Day Option. I simply adore bacon either hot or cold and leftovers of this recipe are great to use for a delicious sandwich or why not just make this gazed bacon and serve it hold for home christenings or confirmations.

1 loin of bacon (approx 2kg)
1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
2oz/50g brown sugar
6 dessertspoons of honey
12-15 cloves
2floz/50ml water

Place the bacon in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 1 ½ hours until completely tender.

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

Remove the bacon from the water and allow to cool for 15 or 20 minutes.

Transfer the meat to a baking dish or roasting tray.

With a sharp knife make some incisions in the fat of the bacon in a criss-cross pattern-This will give a nice professional finish to the dish later on.

Stud the cloves into the ham in a relatively uniform pattern.

In a small saucepan place the water, honey, mustard and brown sugar and allow them to come gently to the boil. When they boil pour it over the clove studded loin of bacon and transfer to the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the bacon has achieved a nice crunch crust.

Allow to cool slightly before serving.

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