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Feralcat
1281897.  Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:50 pm Reply with quote

Have just read:

Marmalade was originally quince jam, from the portuguese word marmalo for quince.

Nostradamus had a couple of recipes for quinces in his book

The pale pink flowered quince tree has to be one of the prettiest sights in the garden, from personal experience...

 
soxfive
1303554.  Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:15 am Reply with quote

Quinces can be both apple and pear shaped.

The flowering quince Chaenomelese Japonica has apple shaped fruit which are scented when ripe and makes a great air freshner in the autumn. The fruit can also be used to make jellies but not as easy to use as the cydonia oblonga fruit because they are smaller so need more preparation.

 
MackTeague
1313981.  Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:01 pm Reply with quote

In Bulgaria, a quince eau-de-vie (rakija) is made; often called дюлева (dyuleva) in Bulgaria, it is made by ripe fruits of sweeter varieties being washed and cleared from rot and seeds, then crushed or minced, mixed with cold or boiling sweetened water and winemaking yeast, and left for several weeks to ferment. Fermented mash is distilled twice to obtain an approximately 60% alcohol-by-volume (ABV) liquor. It may be diluted with distilled water to obtain the final product, containing 42-43% ABV.

 
Jenny
1313985.  Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:57 pm Reply with quote

soxfive wrote:

The flowering quince Chaenomelese Japonica has apple shaped fruit which are scented when ripe and makes a great air freshner in the autumn. The fruit can also be used to make jellies but not as easy to use as the cydonia oblonga fruit because they are smaller so need more preparation.


I've made quince jelly with these quite often. They are high in pectin, and you can mix the juice with other fruits that are low in pectin to set it. I don't find them hard to prepare because I just chop them roughly in halves or quarters and somewhat more than cover them with water, then simmer until the fruit is mushy, then strain it through a jelly bag overnight to get the juice.

 
mrpmack
1314393.  Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:15 am Reply with quote

Brewdog - the brewery that has become a parody of itself - has just released a sour beer brewed with quince. It's rather nice.

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