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Quince Paste and Quince Braided Bread

It’s been gloomy and wet for over two weeks. It’s good news for the water reservoirs here that had been dried out. When my head gets clogged up with thoughts, I get into the kitchen and bake. Baking requires more concentration, which is a good therapy for a wandering mind. The lesson I got from my chef mentor still resonates in my head; don’t ever use baking powder or baking soda. I don’t know how many of you would agree with this but now I also much prefer to bake with yeast. The easiest way to create a darn good fruit-stuffed dessert is a strudel using filo pastry, which is sold fresh made in every block and is so handy dandy. But for some whimsical reason, as it often happens to me – perhaps, I don’t like the sameness, – I decided to bake a yeast bread. Then, I saw quinces screaming at me, which were too many for the filling, so I decided to make quince paste, thinking of the possible delivery of Hungarian …