Baked quinces in cloves and curry
When you’re surrounded by mangoes, apples, grapes and berries, I guess the idea of actually working for your food seems kind of strange. But still, the rewards for such dedication are ample.
- 1kg quinces
- ¼ cup gin
- 4 oranges, juice and zest
- 2 Tbsp Grenadine syrup
- 2 cups sherry
- 500g caster sugar
- 16 cloves
- 2 cinnamon quills
- 12 fresh curry leaves
- madeira cake and custard, to serve
1 Preheat oven to 130°C. Peel the quinces, the quarter and core them. Cut each quarter into 1cm thick wedges. Place the quince pieces in a lidded casserole dish, then toss in the gin and sugar and stand for 5 minutes.
2 Place the orange juice, zest, Grenadine, sherry, sugar, cloves and curry leaves in the casserole, fit the lid and bake for 3 hours. Allow to cool slowly, then serve quince pieces with some pan syrup, custard and torn chunks of madeira cake.