Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What is quince?

I know it's some sort of preserve or jelly... but what is it made of? It tastes like honey to me, but I'm not sure.

What is quince?
The quince is a deciduous thornless shrub or small tree, 4-6 m (13-20 ft) high and 3-4.5 m (10-15 ft) spread, with crowded gnarled branches and a low crooked habit. Young branchlets are covered with a pale greyish wool.

Leaves are oval or elliptical, 5-10 cm (2-4”) long by 4-6 cm (1.6-2.2”) wide, untoothed, dark green above, pale with a dense felt of grey wool beneath (especially when young). They turn a rich yellow in autumn.

Quince Marmalade

Pare and core the Quinces and cut them up, putting them into water as they are cored, to prevent them from blackening. Put them into a preserving pan with 1 lb. sugar and 1 pint water for every lb. of fruit. Boil over a gentle fire until soft. Then put through a sieve, or mash with a spoon, boil up again and tie down in the same way as any other preserve.

Quince Jelly

Pare and core some ripe Quinces, cut them up, weigh them and put them at once into part of the water in which they will be cooked. Put the Quinces on the fire, with 1 pint water to each pound of fruit and let it simmer, but not long enough to change the colour to red - it should be quite pale. Strain through a jelly-bag. Weigh the juice the next day and put it in a preserving pan and boil it quickly for 15 minutes. Then take it from the fire and stir into it 12 OZ. sugar for each lb. of juice. Boil for another 15 or 20 minutes, till cooked, stirring all the time, and remove the scum.
Reply:A fruit
Reply:a fruit
Reply:It's a fruit.


Hope this helps.
Reply:quince is the # 15 in spanish.
Reply:it's a food that starts with the letter Q. Honestly I believe it's a fruit.


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