This recipe is like golden syrup dumplings, but with quince syrup! So if you have a quince tree (with no idea how to use the fruit) get into these! They are fantastic! I'd never heard of quince before living in a house with a tree that produced masses of fruit that were going to waste until finding this recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks : Charmaine Solomon's Complete Vegetarian Cookbook. Tips: Make it easier to peel quince by rinsing under water and rubbing the natural fur off the fruit beforehand. The syrup part of this dish can be prepared a day before, as it is the most lengthy part of the process.