Order a small slice of HAM cut an inch and a half thick; cover with warm water, and place on the back of the range for an hour. Drain HAM, cover with a mixture of two tablespoons of flour, two tablespoons of brown sugar, one-half teaspoon of mustard, and a dash of cayenne. Put a few small bits of the fat on top, and bake twenty-five minutes in a moderate oven. Place HAM on platter, pour off fat in the pan, add one-fourth cup of cider or weak vinegar; bring to boiling point, and pour around HAM.
Better Meals for Less Money, by Mary Green (Year 1909)