So, when some days ago I saw quinces at the market, two things jumped into my head, a childhood memory of how I loved quince marmalade and the spirit of Hilde. I bought six of the pretty big sunny yellow fruit and six nice glass jars. At home I searched via the Internet for the easiest recipe. It said one to one rate fruit and sugar, and lemon juice, that was all. I washed the quince thoroughly, I did not peel it, quartered it, took out the core, cut it up into small cubes, mixed it with the sugar, added a bit of water and cooked it for about an hour and a half on low flame with no lid on the pot, then I strained it, mashed the fruit, put it back into the liquid, stirred and let it boil for another two minutes - and spooned it into the jars.
Here are the three stages, from golden to orange to almost brown - each time a pretty color.
During the process the whole house smelled wonderfully! The marmalade turned out very tasty - Shabatt breakfast will be great!
Have a nice weekend - if you are around our home tomorrow morning, please step inside to join us for coffee and quince marmalade breakfast!