Honey roast bacon with quince makes a great starter / Jason Lowe

Serves 4

A joint of bacon makes a great cold cut as a starter, especially with a fruit like quince.

A 1kg piece of back bacon, rind removed
2-3tbsp clear honey
10-12 cloves
2 quinces cooked as in the recipe above

Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 5. Score the fat of the bacon; insert the cloves.

Line a roasting dish with foil, place the bacon on the foil; spoon the honey over.

Roast in the oven for about an hour, basting every so often and adding a little water if the honey is burning. Remove from the oven; cool.

Halve the quinces, cut into slices and shred the slices into strips.

Slice the bacon on serving plates; arrange the quince on top.