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Nov 14th, 2007, 05:01 PM
I've just bought a quince and I'm not sure about the best way to cook it. The lady in the shop said something about making jam/marmalade with it, - I was wondering about maybe stewed with sugar or agave maybe with cinnamon or something? Does anyone know of anything nice I could do? Also I bought a pound of jerusalem artichokes and I've never eaten one or cooked them or anything before, so can anyone recommend a recipe they've tried that was nice? Thanks :)

Nov 14th, 2007, 05:13 PM
Never had one but I saw this in the paper the other day (am copying in the text to save you from having to read the other, non-vegan, recipes - hope this is allowed)

Baked quinces with cider

You can put a single quince in an apple pie and it will send its gentle flavour right through them. It's a happy marriage that extends to cider, the quince keeping its flavour while also taking up some of the apple notes from the cider. Serves 4

4 quinces
a lemon
100g caster sugar
400ml cider
25ml water
thinly pared zest of an orange

Set the oven at 180C/gas mark 4. Peel the quinces, rubbing them with lemon to stop them browning. Halve, then lay them in a casserole with the sugar, cider, water and orange. Bring to the boil, then turn down to a gentle putter for 10 minutes, then pop in the oven and leave for 2 hours till tender.

Serve the quinces either warm from the oven or lightly chilled. I'm not sure you need cream, just the fruit with their golden juice.

Nov 14th, 2007, 05:43 PM
Harpy thanks very much that sounds gorgeous - It Sounds like proper winter food, It's gone freezing here today!

Nov 14th, 2007, 05:46 PM
Yes, it does sound nice. All I need is the quince - and most of the other ingredients apart from the water. It's like Old Mother Hubbard's cupboard here :D

Nov 14th, 2007, 06:33 PM
I had a goergeous jerusulum artichoke and mushroom hot pot yesterday. - Just onions, artichokes and chopped big mushrooms heated in oil with some celery. Some people would add garlic as well - but I don't like the smell! After about 10 mins - add some tomatoes and then - a little bit of flour or something to thicken it - then add liquid (stock usually - you can add soemthing alcoholic if you have a suitable wine handy - I don't tend to have as i don't like it and I know nothing at all about it) then cook for a few minutes. Add herbs (thyme, perhaps), salt and pepper to taste. Meanwhile par boil some potatoes for 5 minuts or so. Then slice them and cover the hotpot with them, Cook at 200 C for 30 minutes or so. It was fantastic

Nov 14th, 2007, 06:35 PM
Actually - mine started out fom Nigel Slater as well - so maybe the Observer archive is a good place to look for cooking artichokes and quinces and such like

Nov 14th, 2007, 06:55 PM
Yes, N. Slater seems into "seasonal foods", although of course he uses things that we wouldn't regard as foods quite a lot.

Nov 15th, 2007, 12:02 PM
yes - Actually the original probably had butter etc in it - maybe even cream!. But I have to say that I very rarely actually follow a recipe to the letter anyway (Eg don't like garlic) that I just leave out or substitiue anything that I don't personally use. I do most of my cooking from non-vegan books and articles - I find that about 75% of it can so easily be adapted