Smoked Ham in Madeira - Røget Skinke I Madeira

Serves 10 Wash ham well. Cover with cold water and let soak for 1 hour, or soak overnight if convenient.

Drain the ham, cover with boiling water. Add the spices and cook slowly just below the boiling point about 3 hours, or until tender. Drain. Reserve liquid.

Cover with the wine and let simmer in the over (preheated to 350°F) uncovered for 30 minutes. Slice, and pass around a bowl of the following sauce to be spooned over individual servings:

BROWN SAUCE

Melt the butter and stir in the flour to make a smooth paste. Add the ham stock and cook, stirring, until thick. Add the wine, a little at a time, and the salt, stirring to prevent lumps.