So, the recipe is appropriated and slightly amended from the Good Food website: goodfood.uktv.co.uk/recipe/quince-crumble/
|7 quince, 7 kiwi, bad lighting.|
- 7 membrillos/quince
- 7 kiwis
- 6 clavos/cloves
- 2 tsp canela molido/ground cinnamon (1 tsp in each: quince mix and topping)
- 200g azucar/sugar (100g in each: quince mix and topping)
- 300 g harina de trigo/plain flour
- 100 g mantequilla/butter
- Right, this bit takes for-ages, so, rope-in a willing, or not, volunteer, even it is his birthday. Peel, core and chop the quince into chunks, chuck into a pan of water as you go, 'cos they'll start to turn brown in the time it takes to do them all! "It's worth all the prep" Señor Spoon states!
- Drain off water some water to leave just enough to cover the quince pieces, add cloves and just 1 tsp cinnamon.
- Give the pan a hat and bring it to the boil, add in 100g of sugar, you'll need the rest for the topping - cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Simmer quince mix, without a hat, until the quince is cooked - around 15-20 minutes (the original recipe asked to simmer until the liquid is syrupy, but mine didn't get that far before the quince were soft).
- While patiently waiting, peel and chop up the kiwis and plonk in your allocated crumble dish.
- Make the crumble topping, ratio I use is 1:1:3, butter:sugar:flour, chuck butter and flour to bowl, using finger tips, rub together until bread-crumb-like, mix in remaining 100g sugar and teaspoon of cinnamon, keep about the place.
- Back to the now cooked quince, remove lumps with a slotted spoon and add to kiwis, fishing out any cloves you can see, see, see.
- Stick pan of not-quite syrupy liquid back on the heat to get a bit closer to syrupy liquid, add to other fruit when you're happy with viscosity.
- Liberally sprinkle crumble topping over fruit.
- Stick in the oven, now the one here is, erm, nuclear, so I have no guidelines, other than until golden brown (texture like sun - feel free to listen to the song, it could help, if you don't know what to look out for). I reckon 30 mins in a normal oven will do it!
- Eat with lashings of custard!