From the Forme of Cury.
- CONNATES. XVIII.
- Connat seems to be a kind of marmalade of connes, or quinces, from Fr. Coing. Chaucer, v. Coines. Written quinces No. 30.
- Yolkes, i. e. of Eggs.
- yleesshed. V. Gloss.
- 2 quinces.
- 1 TBS butter.
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar, depending on what sweetness you like. Note, honey in the original recipe.
- 2 egg yolks.
- 1/4 cup almond meal.
- Powder fort (cinnamon, ginger, mace, pepper, ..?? can't remember..).
- Quarter, pare and peel the quinces. Slice and put in a saucepan. The recipe doesn't state this, but I added just a bit of water so that the quince would not stick to the bottom of the pan when gently simmering (as one does for applesauce).
- Simmer the fruit until it mushes (use a potato masher to get a nice smooth paste).
- Add the sugar and cook down until thick.
- Combine the 1/4 cup almond milk, 2 beaten egg yolks, and spices and add to the quince mix. Stir to combine, put back on low heat for 3-5 minutes (don't let the egg yolk curdle) while stirring often. Serve warm or cold.
Note: when we trialled this recipe, we did it for a person who is allergic to honey and so substituted sugar.
Gwir verch Madog.