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Recipe for family meals :

Honeyed Welsh Lamb - Oen Cymreig â Mêl

This recipe has been reproduced with the kind permission of Owen Jones, a fellow Welshman, and more recipes can be found on his website . . .

A leg of Welsh lamb, coated with honey, roasted and served with a cider and honey gravy.


4lb leg of lamb
6 tblsps Welsh clover honey
1/2 pint cider
Sprig of rosemary
Salt & ground black pepper


  • Set oven to 400F or Mark 6 .
  • Place the leg of lamb on kitchen foil in a roasting tin. Brush with 4 tablespoons of warm honey and season with salt and pepper. Place the sprig of rosemary on top of the joint. Draw up the foil to form a tent and roast for 15 minutes.
  • Lower the heat to 350F or Mark 4 and continue roasting for 1 1/2 hours until the juice just runs pink or longer if preferred well-done.
  • Open up the foil to crisp and brown the skin for the last 20 minutes of cooking time.
  • Remove the lamb from the oven and keep warm.
  • Pour off the fat from the pan and make the gravy from the meat residue, adding pint of cider and 2 tablespoons of honey. Reduce to two-thirds volume by boiling.
  • Serve with roast potatoes and green vegetables.

Serves 6

Owen Jones