This is not my recipe but I wanted to share it because it works. What you get is brilliant crackling, moist soft meat and amazing gravy. It’s my new Sunday lunch with friends recipe. It’s from Fairytale Food by Lucie Cash, published by Random House at £15. It has a couple of extra details in italics by ME.
A 2 kilo (about) piece of boned rolled pork shoulder, preferably after a happy life and scored well
3 bayleaves (not sure I noticed these)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Pre-heat the oven to its highest setting (Warning: if the oven is not immaculate, expect the house to fill with smoke)