In Season: Quinces
I love winter. I make no excuses for it either. Cold nights out with fiery spirits to keep you warm, mornings spent in bed relishing your new electric blanket - not to mention the Narnia-like mysteriousness of checking your coat at the cloakroom. Some see dark and cold and drizzle: I see a great excuse to stay in and cook for your friends and family. Which brings me to what I believe is winter’s...
Simple Spiced Quinces
Serves 6 Wine Match: A dry Vin Santo. 6 medium sized quinces Lemon (for acidulated water) The juice and zest (in strips) of one orange 1 cinnamon stick 1 vanilla pod (split and scraped) 1 star anise 3 cloves 500g caster sugar 600ml water Ice cream, cream or crème fraiche to serve. Preheat your oven to 130 deg C (conventional), 110 deg C (fan forced). Place the orange zest, orange...