Perfect autumn baking

Using quinces grown right out of our own garden, we have come up with the perfect solution to your sugar cravings: the Blood Orange and Quince Pudding. We have created the perfect balance between the acidity of the quince and the more sweet blood orange, which takes full advantage of the seasonal and fresh produce on offer at the moment.

Bridging the gap between the decadent and the home-style, it can either be used as a light end to a full meal or a little treat to accompany refreshments. As quinces are inedible as a raw fruit, this recipe is one of many we use to reveal the culinary treasure that are quinces.

Serves 6

120gm Plain flour
30gm Almond meal
2tsp Baking powder
3/4 tsp Ground cardamom
65gm Brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 Cup milk
1 ½ tsp Olive oil
1 Large blood orange, peeled and segmented
6 Piece quince slice

First, sift all of the solid ingredients into a large bowl. Pour in the egg, milk, and olive oil into the mixture and stir. Fold in the blood orange and quince pieces.

Pour the resulting mixture into individual moulds or ramekins at 170°C for 20 minutes.

Serve when warm with double cream or drizzle with reserved quince poaching syrup, if desired.


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