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Christmas Ham

You can’t have a good old Kiwi Christmas without one! A Hellers Premium Leg Ham 97% Fat Free tastes absolutely delicious, but can only be improved by one thing… a sticky, sweet glaze which pairs perfectly with the natural saltiness of the ham!


How to glaze a ham:
  1. Take the ham out of the packaging.
  2. With a sharp knife, score the ham in a cross-hatch pattern (or use diagonal lines if doing a cross-hatch pattern is too difficult). Score deep enough to cut through the fat, but not into the ham meat below.
  3. Glaze the ham with a glaze of choice. We recommend the glaze below, but feel free to use whatever glaze is in your favourite cook book. Save any glaze for later.
  4. Cook the ham for approximately 10 minutes per KG at 160°C to set the glaze or 20 minutes per KG if you want to serve the ham hot.
  5. Throughout the cooking time brush over any leftover glaze from before or spoon over any of the delicious juices from the pan to give the ham a golden glow.
  6. Serve the ham hot or cold with other festive lunch foods.
  7. Any unused ham can be stored in the fridge wrapped in a damp muslin bag or clean tea towel soaked in water.


Brown Sugar Glaze:


  • 1 ham
  • A small handful of whole gloves – about 70
  • 1/2 cup soft brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or golden syrup
  • 1/4 cup rum, pineapple juice or apple juice



  1. Make the Brown Sugar Glaze by mixing the brown sugar, maple syrup and rum together.
  2. Once the ham has been scored with a sharp knife (as above) insert a whole clove into each of the points where the cross-hatching intersects.
  3. Brush the ham over with the Brown Sugar Glaze.
The Perfect Christmas Banquet
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A time for giving, a time for sharing and a time for delicious festive treats. 


Whether you are having a traditional Christmas Dinner, BBQ Lunch or a sneaky Bottomless Brunch – have a read below of some easy meal ideas of what we feel you can add to your Christmas menu to make it extra festive.


Idea #1.

Love trifle, but want to change it up? Try using our Ginger Loaves rather than a classic sponge as the main component. The liquid absorbs great into the loaves and the Ginger Loaves add a nice flavour sensation to an otherwise traditional trifle.


Idea #2.

Not much of a baker? Just want all the food preparation done for you? Pop into your local Coupland’s Store and see what delicious festive treats we have on offer. This includes traditional Christmas Cakes made from a Coupland’s family recipe, delicate sweet short pastry Christmas Tarts, Christmas Puddings with maximum flavour and moisture – just add custard and you are good to go, Christmas Truffles and cute Christmas Tree Biscuits. All these scrumptious baked goodies are good to go! Just display on a festive serving plate, cut to size and add a side of custard or even cream. We think these are the ideal speedy ‘don’t know what to do’ Christmas banquet idea.


Idea #3.

You can’t start Christmas Day off without having some Croissants for breakfast (well, in our opinion anyway). We stock mini and large croissants that have been pre-cooked and good to go for Christmas morning. We advise pre-ordering, so you don’t miss out. Just heat in the oven for a few minutes, cut in half and spread butter, jam, nutella or your favourite filling.


Idea #4.

Picture this… so, the whole families around and you have just finished a delicious Christmas feed of hot honey glazed ham, fresh garden potatoes, boiled bunched carrots and roast lamb with mint sauce and gravy. The effort to prepare that for the whole family was a mission, but it tasted so good! After sitting in the sun for half an hour trying to let your food sink down in your stomach, the kids come running up to you screaming “dessert, mum where’s dessert?”. You struggle to get up out of your seat but remember there are brandy snaps and meringues in the pantry cupboard. You’re also in luck because you pre-whipped some cream to go alongside the Christmas Tarts you served earlier. A smile pops onto your face. After 5 quick minutes you have whipped up some delicious brandy snaps and meringues as a quick and easy dessert! It doesn’t get much better than that to end your Christmas Day on, plus the kids faces of joy lit up the home.

If you would like to fill your pantry cupboard with some brandy snaps and meringues (in case you need them for Christmas Day) pop into your local Coupland’s Store as we have a few different varieties. You will find them near the Christmas goodies.


The whole team at Coupland’s wishes you a fantastic Christmas no matter how you are spending it and what food your decide to have!

Ice Cream Sandwiches

The only thing that makes warm heated Super Choc Chip Cookies better in our opinion, is a scoop of ice cream sandwiched between two!


How to make Ice Cream Sandwiches



  • 2 Cookies – we used Super Choc Chip
  • 1 small Scoop of Ice Cream – we used Strawberry



  1. Take the Ice Cream out of the freezer.
  2. Place the Cookies on a dish and put in the microwave for 10 seconds to heat slightly.
  3. Take Cookies out of the microwave.
  4. Scoop one small scoop of Ice Cream and put it on top of one heated Cookie.
  5. Place the other Cookie on top of that and eat! Delicious!



  • Don’t limit yourself to just cookies either, think outside the box and try alternatives like Chocolate Brownie, Donuts or Lolly Slice.
  • If you don’t feel like eating the Ice Cream Sandwich immediately (but who won’t), feel free put in a small container or wrap with Glad Wrap and put in the freezer for later.
  • Want something extra sweet? Drizzle some Ice Cream topping (e.g. Caramel Sauce or Choc Wizz) on the scoop of Ice Cream before putting the top Cookie on
  • Or, want to make it fun for the kids? Get the sprinkles out and roll the small scoop of Ice Cream in that before sandwiching between the two Cookies.

Introducing our Newest Creation!

Donut you love the smell of freshly baked treats?

Well if you are a sweetaholic like the rest of us here at Coupland’s you won’t want to resist our newest creation!
A soft and fluffy donut topped with a pink icing and sprinkled with a cinnamon and oat spiced crumble, finished off with a deep red tangy Barkers blackberry filling. Our new donut was created for all the big kids who need an afternoon pick me up and deserve a delightful sweet!
We are always looking for new donut flavours to try in our filled & ring donut range and we love hearing our customers ideas!


Do you have a favourite donut flavour you would love to see in our range?

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