Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Went and got some groceries yesterday and seeing all the hotcross buns in the stores makes me realize that Easter is near. I have a  friend whose mom used to spend all day on Good Friday making hot cross buns .. People just kept popping in all day and having a cup of tea and fresh made buns .. If you were lucky you got to take a few home with you.. Elaine is no longer with us but I still treasure the memory ...

7-8 pound bone-in spiral-cut ham
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup all natural maple syrup (yes, please use pure maple syrup and not pancake syrup)
2 cups pineapple juice
Use a 6-7 quart slow cooker. Unwrap the ham and discard flavor packet. Place the ham into the slow cooker stoneware, flat-side down. Rub brown sugar on all sides. Pour on maple syrup and pineapple juice. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours. An hour before serving, baste ham with the collected juices from the bottom of the slow cooker. When cooking is done, remove carefully and let it rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes before carving. Remember make sure the ham you buy will fit in your crockpot.

Now another way that you can do your ham is to put it in a Look Bag.... buy some pineapple rings and use toothpicks to attach to the out side of the ham.. Put  the ham in the bag and then place it on your roasting pan.. We turn on the barbacue up to 350 to 400 and then turn off one of the burners and place the pan on that side of the barbacue and do an indirect heat cooking for about 2 1/2 hours.  This is a good way to do it especially if you do not have any oven space or crockpot space ...

Well heading down to Victoria tonight to take the Hotrod down to have it detailed.. Will come back all SHINY AND BRIGHT in a few days....Getting close to Easter it when the bunny comes to Granny and Grumpy's house.

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