It's quince season. You will say that this fruit is not to your taste... I propose to prepare a quince marmalade and you will fall in love with this fruit. Moreover, we will prepare not just marmalade, and a gift for the new year. By the way the Russian name marmalade, comes from the Portuguese word marmela, which translates as quince.
Quince thoroughly washed, cut into quarters, remove the core, cut into pieces. And immediately put in the water, so as not darkened. Add the washed and cut lemon, pitted. Close the lid and cook after boiling for 20-30 minutes. Quince should be soft, easy to pierce with a fork. This is very important, because we will wipe it through a sieve, and if the quince is not dovarit wipe will be very hard.
By the way, in the original, boiled together with seeds, or boiled separately, and then boiled in this broth marmalade, as the seeds contain a lot of gelling agents. It doesn't whisk it with a blender and pass the sauce through a sieve longer, so I went the easy way.
The water is drained and do it with juice or lemonade. Fruit puree blender with lemon and wipe through a sieve.
Add the sugar, mix thoroughly and put to cook, without the lid.
Continuously stirring bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cook, stirring occasionally, for about an hour. Stir better wooden spatula, so do not scratch the dishes and a large area of the bottom is cleared of marmalade. We don't need the jam to burn. Now we will focus on the state of jam.
So, when the jam will start to appear big bubbles and be dangerous to burst, put the pan in the oven heated to 200 gram.
We will cook from an hour to three. Stir every 10-15 minutes
Marmalade will change color, boil about 30-50%, it will be easy to lag behind the walls. This marmalade is ready for molding.
Can be leveled, on a greased baking sheet, or poured into molds. You can also use silicone.
Or such plastic for casting soap. When the marmalade has cooled, it's ready for slicing.
If your marmalade is not dry enough and badly cut, cover the pan with paper and leave in a warm place to reach, it can take from days to 7. My longest was 3 days. Sometimes I turn the marmalade leaf to speed up the process. Ready sliced marmalade remains to issue. For everyday meals just cut to the donation cut out the molds for cookies. Next, wrap in plastic wrap or baking paper and store in a cool pantry or refrigerator. Until the moment of donation, we store without decoration, and before the celebration, we roll in ground nuts, sugar, powdered sugar or corn starch - a matter of taste. That's it! It remains to wait for the new year, beautifully packaged, bandaged and presented!