28 April, 2015

Quince Cheese

Quince Cheese
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Quince Cheese
This makes a great homemade gift idea. Quince cheese is great on biscuits or on a cheeseboard.
  • A number of quinces. Amount irrelevant at this stage.
  • Sugar to match.
  1. Cut up the quinces into chunky pieces. Do not peel them.
  2. Put in a large pot and cover with water and then simmer them for at least two hours.
  3. Push the pulp through a sieve and then repeat the process so that you get a clearish liquid.
  4. Weigh that liquid and then add to a large pot with an equal amount by weight of sugar.
  5. Simmer for at least a couple of hours until you can wipe a wooden spoon across the bottom and it does not close up for a second or two. ie you can see the pot bottom briefly.
  6. Pour into molds or line a shallow dish with greaseproof paper and pour into that. When set cut into pieces and either store in a container or wrap with greaseproof paper into small parcels.