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Posted: 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.
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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...
Posted: 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