BAKED QUINCE WITH BLUE CHEESE
Choose quinces of roughly equal size, so they cook at the same pace. You will find that these things take a really long time to bake, so be cool. They are very rich done like this, so half a big quince is enough for one person. Serves 6
4 fresh quinces 60g butter 100ml sugar
75g blue cheese
1. Preheat your oven to 180°C. Wash the quinces to remove the fluff from them. Place them in an oven dish and roast whole for up to 90 minutes, or until soft. Remove from the oven and cool. The skin may look a bit crackly and blackened in parts. That’s fine. 2. When they have cooled enough to handle, halve each quince, scoop out the seed cores. Put a blob of butter in each depression and scatter evenly with sugar. Pop them under the grill so the sugar can caramelise and the edges blacken a bit. A little chunk of blue cheese makes them perfect for serving either cold or hot from the oven. For a sweeter touch, you can serve with vanilla ice cream, but we like the blue cheese.