- 1 smoked ham
- 1 onion, peeled and quartered
- 2 carrots, peeled and diced
- 3 celery sticks, diced
- 2 bay leaves
- 5 whole cloves
- 5 black peppercorns
- 30 whole cloves for decoration
- 45ml honey
- 50g red candied cherries
- 4 tinned pineapple rings
- Place the ham, onion, carrots, celery, bay leaves, 5 cloves and peppercorns in a large pot.
- Cover it with warm water. Bring to the boil and boil for 50 minutes per kilogram of meat.
- Let it cool
- Heat the oven to 230 Degrees Celcius
- Take the ham out of the liquid and remove the skin. Keep a layer of fat on the meat.
- Cut a diamond pattern into the layer of fat and insert a clove in every diamond
- Place the ham on a baking sheet and brush with honey
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown
- Baste the ham every now and again with honey
- Decorate with ham and cherries (put a cherry in each pineapple circle)
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