Abracadabra, it's alchemy

      Amazing to think that that the brown gloop at the top turns into the tasty, glowing Medlar Jelly shown below, particularly when you consider the process that has to take place before the Medlars even get into the pan.

      Obviously you have to grow them, we've planted two trees in the front garden. Then they are picked in the late autumn, spread out in tray in a cool place so that they can blett. In plain English leave them until they are rotting and then into the pan they go along with some water and lemon. The subsequent gloop is filtered over night through a jelly bag then boiled up again with some sugar and hey presto, a jelly fit for a king.
      Now to try and keep the family from raiding the winter cupboard.