[Sca-cooks] Single quince recipe?

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Wed Nov 28 04:38:04 PST 2007

Depending on the size of the quince (and a single quince can weigh 
upwards of
more than one-half pound) one could make quince paste.
30 - To make paste of Genua of Quinces. Take Quinces, and pare them, and 
cut them in slices, and bake them in an oven dry in an earthen pot, 
without any other juyce than their owne: then take one pound thereof; 
strain it, and put it into a stone-mortar with halfe a pound of sugar; 
and when you have beaten it up to a paste, print it in your moulds, and 
dry it three or foure times in an oven after you have drawne bread: and 
when it is thorowly dry and hardned, you may box it, and it will keep 
all the yeere. / * Delights for Ladies* by Hugh Plat.

/Numerous modern recipes and instructions can be found.
(Weigh the cooked quince paste and add an equal measure of sugar to 
finish is standard.)
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/14630 has one.


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