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19 December 2017

Christmas recipes… because no one really wants to eat fruit cake


Here are some of our favorite holiday recipes to get you inspired for the annual festival of food a.k.a Christmas.

Maggie Beer’s guide to perfectly cooked ham

Wahoo Christmas Ham Recipe


6kg Berkshire or Heritage breed ham

30 cloves


½ jar apricot jam

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup dijon mustard

2 tbspn verjuice


  1. Mix all glaze ingredients into a thick paste
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 250C and prepare a large roasting tray by lining it with baking paper.
  3. Remove the skin from the ham and rub with 1/3 of the glaze. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Take out of the oven and score in a crisscross pattern. Brush with another 1/3 glaze.
  5. Stud with cloves and place in the oven for another 10 minutes.
  6. Brush remaining glaze onto the ham and bake for a further 10 minutes

Tip: To get a beautifully burnished glaze it’s important to have the oven preheated to its highest level, making sure the oven rack is in the right position in advance. Work quickly when pulling the ham out of the oven to re-glaze so you don’t lose temperature.


Donnay Hay’s candy cane and brownie ice cream

Wahoo advertising christmas ice cream recipe


2L vanilla ice cream

1 cup store bought chocolate brownie, chopped

8 candy canes, crushed


  1. Place a 2-litre-capacity metal container in the freezer until ready to use. Scoop the ice cream into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on low speed for 1-2 minutes or until softened.
  2. Fold through the brownie and crushed candy cane and spoon into the chilled tin.
  3. Freeze for 3-4 hours or until set.

Tip: The best way to crush the candy canes is to place them in a plastic sandwich bag and pound with a meat mallet or rolling pin to the desired size.  Humidity can affect the candy canes making them quite sticky once crushed. It helps to crush them just before use.

From the team at Wahoo to you, we hope you have a Merry Christmas!

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