When we were based more permanently in Spain, one of the few occasions that Big Man and I worked together in the kitchen was for the autumn making of Quince Jelly. Practically everyone round our way over there has a couple of Quince trees and come mid October for about six weeks, we were inundated with offers of bags of Quince.
We were walking through Bexhill town centre this morning, where were blessed still with small independent traders selling fish, meat, fruit and veg, making curtains, looking after our teeth and eyes and selling us clothes and gifts. Big Man suddenly stopped in his tracks causing a bit of a pile up with me and the two dogs bundling into him, and was sniffing the air like a police tracker dog. Can you smell that? he asked excitedly. Â Nope. othing was jumping out at me but Im recovering from a cold, so hardly surprising. Â Quince, I can smell Quince, Â and they must be good if they smell so wonderful.
Sunday lunch recently, after a hard mornings work on the house and garden, most definitely warranted a delicious dessert and I must have been feeling nostalgic for England. I decided to make a delicious autumnal crumble with quince and apple and to serve it with hot creamy custard.
Put the fruit mixture into a pie dish, cover with the crumble topping and bake on high for about 30-40 minutes until slightly browned on top. Some of the fruit mixture is likely to bubble out and caramelize, so I recommend putting your pie dish onto a baking tray lined with foil.
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Actually, making quince jelly in our house is one of the few cooking adventures we undertake together, so there is a small element of romance to it! Chopping up a quince is quite tough â€“ fine if youÂ´re only doing one or two, but every year we usually make a huge batch of Carne or Dulce de Membrillo in one go and it takes 3 or four hours. Much easier if there are two of you working together. I know that autumn is really here, and in fact today was dull, grey and wet, so it was perfect for steaming up the kitchen with beautiful smells.
The skin of the quince is golden yellow and when you cut into them they have a pale flesh like an apple or pear. However, once cooked the flesh turns a beautiful red-pink colour hence the natural ros coloured jelly. The flavour of it is best described as a fragrant apple taste. Don't think about eating a quince raw as they are very sour tasting and definitely at their best once cooked.
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Quince jelly recipe also works with japonica quinces
Because I used Japonica quince it was a bit of a pain, because I did peel them and they were tiny! It will be much easier with proper quinces thats for sure! I wouldn't bother chopping or coring them though, as you can just scrape off the cooked from the core and pips. Rodet! then you can make more quince jelly from the juice!
I used to make a lot of jams and marmelade, especially bitter, in times gone by but nowadays the jams that we can find on the supermarket shelves here have greatly multiplied and they are good. But as with all these things, there really is no comparison with homemade. When my friend came to stay for the bayram last week bearing six big ayva from her tree, I could see that a jam-making session was in order. Thats the trouble with fresh: you cant just let it stare you in the face!The fruit itself is very popular in Turkey unlike in the UK or the States : in fact, Ive just learnt from Wikipedia that Turkey ranks first in the world for quince production and produces a quarter of the total amount. How about that then! Quinces cant be eaten raw like most fruit, because they are too sour and astringent, and the flesh is hard even though it is a relative of the apple and pear.
Traditionally it is cooked with sugar and made into a dessert here-ayva tatlsâ€“ and served with that delicious buffalo cream/kaymak. Jam as in this recipe is also a popular option. Persian cuisine, on the other hand, has a tradition of meat and sour fruits cooked together and has many recipes for meat and quince stews. Other countries like Morocco and Romania will commonlyÂ cook it with meat too but not Turkey.
Tip fruit and sugar into a pan. Add water to cover. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 -1 Â¾ hrs, mashing the fruit after 45 mins. Cook until all the liquid has evaporated. Towards the end, stir frequently to stop it burning on the bottom of the pan. Push through a sieve into a bowl then pour into sterilised jars.
Its important to keep the pips, peel, and core in with the fruit as specified in this recipe as quinces Â are naturally full of pectin which is necessary for the jam to set. I do think it would be better if all those bits were in a white muslin bag so that they could be removed more easily at the end, but where does one get those bags??
Ive been comparing other quince jam recipes on the net and there is a huge variation but I came to the conclusion that this recipe is pretty straightforward and produces good results. Many of the other recipes say peel the fruit and throw away the pips and peel: Well, this is not a good idea as then you have to add commercial pectin and there is absolutely no need for that. Also some recipes Â say grate the ayvaâ€“ why would you kill yourself doing that?Â Others say cook it for 20 mins but then you look at the pictures and that beautiful jewel-like pink colour is missing, and I am sure the delicate flavour is too. Still others use a food processor! Really not necessary! The fruit softens up with the gentle, slow cooking and the pink colour gradually develops at the same time.
I had boiled my jars for 25 mins and left them in the hot water while waiting for the jam to cook. Now they are upside-down while the jam Â cools. Any air pockets should disappear and the jam will keep well for 6 months. After that, the colour may change apparently. Best to eat it before that happens!
I have to confess that I didnt heed the timer as I was engrossed in the blog, and let the quince boil a bit too long. It is still absolutely delicious but the consistency is more quince jelly than jam! So watch the timing especially at the end.
I am not the best person to ask about sweetness as I prefer savoury to sweet most of the time. Lets say if you have a sweet tooth, you are going to love this recipe! Personally,next time, I will add a little lemon juice and use less sugar.
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The local fruit is still at its ripening stage so we are yet to undertake any official picking duties. Having said that it doesn't mean our wonderful team has not been busy - read on for details about Sue's Jam Making Classes, the Quince Jam and Jelly ready made for this year's Fruit Day and a fun story from Gilli about the weird and wonderful tastes of the squirrel in her garden.
Our Master Jam Maker, Sue held a jam making masterclass in June. Fully subscribed, Sue welcomed 6 local ladies for a fun afternoon of jam making. As you can see, the pots were boiling on the stove and each participant was able to take their master creations home with them. A resounding success all round and a great way to introduce locals to not only jam making but to Abundance Wimbledon.
No picking requested so far although we did have a handful of redcurrants and six small sticks of rhubarb from our garden but not enough to make any jam!Well not fruit related but it really made me smile:-I was digging around in some of my pots ready to plant some lovely colourful plants- see below for what I found! I knew squirrels buried their nuts but I did not know they were partial to Mars bars! There is no other way that sweetie would have got there!
The bad news is that quinces generally ripen after we have held our Annual Fruit Day each year. That doesn't stop us sourcing this wonderful fruit though and from pickings made after fruit day we already have a stock of quince jam and jelly ready for this year's Fruit Day.