Nettles were added until a thick layer covered the embers
Then the meat was placed on to the nettles
Another thick layer of nettles was placed on the meat and then a fire built on top
After four and a half hours the fire had burnt down to embers and ash
and so I decided to scrape away the top layer of ash and remaining nettles to remove the meat
Now I like my meat pink and a little bloody but for some it was not cooked enough and to be honest I think I should have cooked it for another hour
but for those who liked their meat cooked more we put a leg in the oven to finish it.
It’s such a simple cooking method with no need to find suitable rocks to heat and I will certainly be doing it again. And everyone was happy with the end result!