Blossom Flavours for Breakfast-Quince Jam

quince jam

I’m not as lazy as it seems, I work, I bake and cook but all this working has lead to two things, one is that I feel like taking a break from photography when I am home and the other is that I have a bad case of photographer’s/tennis elbow that prevents me from using the arm more than needed. And later this week I start with another job for the same client so I need that arm.

quince jam

But I want to share this maybe too simple recipe to be worth posting but I do it anyway because it is soo good. I am talking about quince jam. I was given some incredibly sweet smelling quince by a friend who got them from the tree of another friend of ours, I have been opening that bag just to smell every time I passed them by but I couldn’t just use them as a kind of smelling salts, I had to cook them too. I wanted to keep it simple because quince id so full of flavours in their own right that I just cooked them with a cinnamon stick, lemon juice and sugar.

quince jam

So very simple but the flowery sweet flavours of the quince really don’t need any more to bloom! I will give you a rough sketch of the proportions I used in case you want to make some on your own.

QUINCE JAM WITH CINNAMON

500 g/ 1,1 lb quince, peeled and cored and cut into pieces
200 ml/ 0,85 cup sugar
1 small cinnamon stick
lemon juice of 1 small lemon
enough water too cover it all,

I used quite a lot of water and let it simmer until the quince was soft and all the excess water has evaporated, it takes quite a while.

quince jam

L