I live across the planet from my family, so I have formed a surrogate family within the UK. My Christmas traditions have changed. However, my husband could be a dream and he has adopted a number of my mother’s traditions, and with great care, I buy a little home-style throughout the fun season. My husband joins in by making the ham and cheese jam and the grilled tomato croissants that my mom made every Christmas morning after we’ve drunk Back Fizz and sat on the floor to open all our presents.
- Makes 750 g (1 lb 6 oz) roast pork
- Single – 1.2 kg (2 lb 4 oz – 2 lb 12 oz) Boneless Joint and Non-Smoker Restricted (See Editor’s Note)
- Pair of 50-300 ml (1–1⅓ cup) drinkable apples
- 2 tbsp. Saves Clementine and John Barleycorn
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. urban center mustard
- 2 tsp. Fruit juice or water
- 6-8 cloves (optional)
Heat the kitchen appliance to 200°C (fan 180°C / 400°F / gas mark 6).
Rinse the buffalo with cold water. Pour the applesauce into a saucepan, then pour three boiling water over high to a depth of about a centimeter (1 inch). Place the buffalo on a rack set above the surface of the liquid, making sure the liquid does not gnaw the meat. Roll a large piece of tin foil loosely over the type of meat in the tent, making sure there is an airtight seal around the edges of the pan but not touching the meat (creating a kind of steam balloon around the buffalo).
Bake in the middle of a kitchen appliance for 50-55 minutes per 1 kg (2 lb 4 oz) of meat. Remove from the oven, remove the tin foil, and let them rest until cool enough to handle. Bit off the string and use a really sharp knife to cut through the toughest leather while not removing any of the fat. Record a criss-cross pattern in the fat at 2-cm (in) intervals. Through a small bowl, combine the marmalade, honey, mustard, and fruit juice and mix the fat into the mixture. Push the cloves, if using, into the fat spatially.
Return the buffalo to the kitchen appliance and bake, uncovered, for an additional 25 minutes or until the glaze is golden. Leave the meat for at least an hour before slicing it. You’ll be able to create these several days before Christmas to lighten the day’s cooking schoolwork – it can hold your fridge for up to 1-2 weeks.
Struggle with any preserves or jelly you might have in the Spice Ghost Town: oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and lemonades; Or quince grapes or apple jelly.