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Medlars

Postby SteveC » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:59 pm

We've been given a large bag of medlars and are wondering what to do with them.
Does anyone have any historical recipes? We do ECW so we'd been looking in the ~1580 to ~1650 time period.

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Re: Medlars

Postby 40/- freeholder » Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:26 pm

Medlar jelly is divine & period. Be sure to let the medlars blett first to get the most juice & flavour.



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Re: Medlars

Postby Gail Horn » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:43 pm

Blett?? Elucidate, please - not that I know anything about what to do with medlars, it's just the word that I don't know.


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Re: Medlars

Postby sally » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:36 pm

blett just means to soften by almost-but-not-quite rotting. Its one stage on from, for example, an apple going a bit soft and squashy



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Re: Medlars

Postby Brother Ranulf » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:34 pm

Old Norse blett, past participle of the verb blanda (to mix or blend), so "blended". Mushy might be another translation.


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Re: Medlars

Postby Gail Horn » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:30 pm

Thanks! So that will be referring to most of the fruit and veg that my offspring don't like then, and don't eat... :D


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Re: Medlars

Postby FionaDowson » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:26 pm

Isn't there something about medlars on the Ch 4 series the Tudor Monastery Farming thingy? Keep longer than plums apparently




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