What are those.. !!!
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I have never heard of medlars or bletting – and neither are in WP spell-checker. 🙂 Very interesting.
I know really unusual words, I had not come across bletting before I was looking up how to cook my medlars!
I’ve never seen them or heard of them before. Interesting 😀
A very old fruit, but one that is rarely used in the UK these days. This is the first time I’ve ever picked them!
Are these the same as persimmons then?
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MrB says kind of, I’ve not tried one yet!!
Oh..now I understand. Here persimmons need to be harvested after a frost to get the sweetnes.Oersimmon bread is good.
Ooh sounds good
I’m going to have to do research on medlars. They look like pomegranates.
Yes can see that . . . much much smaller though and taste quite different!
Sweet grainy and acidic? Sounds interesting….a bit quince-like in texture??
kind of . . . except these you have to wait until they are almost rotten, hence sitting in greenhouse slowly going soft!
Bletted? They’re a kind of apple? No idea how they taste 😦 😦 Never heard of Medlar crumble and custard 🙂 Love to Mum!
it’s an acquired taste apparently! Think sweet. grainy and acidic all at the same time
Ok. I’ll let you akwuire it first 🙂 🙂 Mind that tooth!
Hee hee I am going to wait until I’ve made them into jelly and cheese, however MrB tucking in. He says the closest equivalent he can think of is sharon fruit (Diospyros kaki)
I need a lesson on medlars. I haven’t got the hang of them at all. Not that I any longer have access to any. These look good ‘uns!
Mum has a tree. Relatively new tree and first year it’s had plenty. So this will be my first year of creating! Recipes look straightforward as long as they’re properly bletted. I’ll let you know how I get on as think this weekend will be time.
I think the bletting – too little or too much – was where I went wrong.
Fingers crossed I get it right!!
Tell us about it soon. If speaking is an option now? U OK Hun 😉
Speaking remains hit and miss – can be fine for a good 10 minute chat, or just impossible to try at all. So I will pop along on Saturday but probably not for long xx
Curate’s eggish then?
ooh now that’s a phrase you don’t hear very often! But yes!!
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