Soak a Gammon joint overnight' Drain and discard the water and pat the gammon dry. Place the gammon in a large pan and then pour over a pint of cider and enough water to cover the joint.
Add 2 chopped carrots, 2 onions studded with cloves, 4 bay leaves, 2 cloves of garlic, 2tbsp brown sugar and 12 peppercorns to the pan. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and gently simmer for 3-3.5 hours. Skim off any scum during the cooking. When cooked, remove the ham from the pan and place in a roasting tin. Let it cool slightly and then peel away the skin.