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Sunday 30 December 2018

Kumquat Almond Teacakes

Kumquat is one of my favourite fruits for baking desserts. I love their tangy fragrant sweet taste after they are cooked in sugar syrup.  You can blend it to become jam or make kumquat juice.  The jam are good on toast.

Today I am posting again my Kumquat Almond teacakes. The first time I baked this teacakes is in 2012 and eversince then I will bake this every year once I could get hold the kumquats at the supermarkets.


35gm all purpose flour
50gm ground almond
1/2 tsp baking powder 

60g butter
50gm caster sugar
2 eggs (Grade B)
60gm kumquat puree (refer recipe below)

18 pcs poached kumquat halves (refer recipe below).

Prepare 18 2 inch tart tins or 12 3 inch tins. Grease the tins with butter. Preheat oven at 150(fan)/170C.

Sift flour and baking powder. Mix with ground almond, set aside.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs one by one, beating well after each addition.  Add in the almond flour mixture Put in 2 additions, mixing well after each. Mix in kumquat puree.

Scoop the batter equally into prepared moulds and top with a kumquat half.

Bake for 12 mins (2 inch) or longer for larger tins

Kumquat compote

20 kumquats

Weigh kumquats and prepare equal amount of water (in weight) and half amount of sugar (ratio: 2:2:1, kumquat:water:sugar, eg : 200gm:200gm:100gm).

(* Based on my experience, I suggest to use less water for making this compote jam... as once the sugar diluted it will be more watery. )

Half the kumquats or thickly sliced into 4 slices and remove seeds. Put the kumquats, sugar and water into a saucepan and cook (on med heat)until the kumquat looks glossy and soft. Remove 18 pcs of halves and puree the rest with some of the syrup. Unused puree can be spread on toast. 

You don't need to push the kumquat slightly in to the batter as it will sunk down as they bake in half way 😋. Just place it on top of it.

                                                   Yummy yummy YUMMY !!!