Boiled Bacon with Cider and Raisin Sauce

 

 

Ingredients – Boiled Bacon

  • 1kg Boiling bacon, rind and fat removed
  • 100g carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 100g onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 bouquet garni (parsley, thyme, bay leaf in a muslin bag)
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 500 ml dry cider
  • 500 ml water

Ingredients – Sauce

  • 100 g seedless raisins
  • 300 ml cooking liquor
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 2 tablespoons water

Method

  • Weigh bacon and calculate cooking time – allow 30 minutes per 500 g plus 30 minutes.
  • Place bacon, vegetables, herbs and cloves in deep pan.
  • Add cider and water, bring to the boil, cover and simmer gently for calculated cooking time. Add more water if necessary.
  • Remove bacon and reserve cooking liquor.

To Make Sauce

  • Place seedless raisins, cooking liquor, brown sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan.
  • Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Blend the cornflour and water, stir into the sauce and simmer a further 3 minutes.
  • Serve the bacon sliced with the sauce.>