There was lots of happy noise as the adults visited and we children ran up and down the stairs, excited to be with our cousins.
A favourite condiment for the baked ham at our house is Mustard Sauce. I first had it at a Greendale Church banquet where it always accompanies a ham dinner. It is sweet, creamy with just a bit of bite and compliments the ham to perfection.
The original recipe was submitted by Frieda F. in the Greendale Church cookbook. I've increased the amount of dry mustard and decreased the sugar to suit our taste.
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp. dry mustard
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- Mix dry ingredients first.
- Beat 4 eggs until lemon coloured and fluffy.
- Gradually add dry ingredients and vinegar.
- Microwave at high for 1 minute.
- Stir well.
- Continue to microwave at one minute intervals (I often use a lower power), stirring each time until mixture thickens but is still creamy. You will need to watch it carefully that it does not overcook. Do not allow it to bubble. When it overcooks it loses its creamy texture.
- Stir in butter and cool.
- Refrigerate until serving. Serve with baked ham.
Store any leftovers in the fridge. This is also delicious spread on ham or sausage sandwiches.
The second sauce is a favourite of our oldest son's. Because of the raisins in it I prefer to serve it when Plumamous is not on the menu.
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cups water (you can use some of the broth from the ham as part of the water. Just be aware that it will be somewhat salty)
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1/2 cup sultana raisins (washed)
- Juice and rind of 1/2 a lemon or orange
Add liquids and stir well.
- Blend dry ingredients in glass bowl or pot.
- Stir in raisins, juice and rind.
- Microwave at one minute intervals, stirring each time or cook over medium heat on stove.
- Cook until it thickens and begins to bubble.
- Serve warm with baked ham or roast pork.