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Any medlar recipes out there
Wed 30-Nov-11
10:01 pm
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Hi all

 

my lovely neighbour next door has a huge medlar tree and has just told me i can go and pick all the fruit tomorrow 🙂 ok

 

any of you got any yummy recipes for me??smile

Wed 30-Nov-11
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Best of luck to you.  I'm in the middle of a muddle with them.

All that bletting, poaching, straining - not to mention what to do with the pulp!

 

I used a Nigel Slater recipe (via Google), there are very few recipes about.  I guess that's because it's a rare fruit.

Wed 30-Nov-11
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hi there

 

just looked at the other link on the site that I belated ly found!  On the celtnet site link there is a recipe for Medlar gelato; that uses the pulp;;; worth a try perhaps??

Wed 30-Nov-11
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I have a recipe for medlar jam if you want it Shelley.

Uses 4lb Medlars

Once bletted, scrape out the pulp and cook very gently until completely soft, adding very small amounts of water if needed, just to stop them burning. seive then weigh the pulp. Add 12oz sugar for every 1lb pulp.

stir over very low heat until sugar has disolved, add a vanilla pod and boil hard to setting point, keep stirring very regularly. Remove vanilla pod and pot up.

Thu 1-Dec-11
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THANK YOU for that Terrier; have them now so will try at  the weekend

Sun 4-Dec-11
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just made this ; prefer more acidity myself but the flavour grows on you:)  the texture means it cooks very quickly

thx terrierbig_hug

Tue 6-Dec-11
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haven't had any medlars for ages, had a friend with a tree but she moved

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