i couldn’t in good conscience have a food blog called “kumquat” without including at least one delicious recipe using the sweet little fruit. actually tart little fruit. my favorite use of these gems is to sweeten them into a marmalade.
i was planning to post this recipe a little later in the game, but the night before last my oven exploded. yes. boom. flash of light. smoke. not so good. and it won’t be fixed for a week. boo. i guess part of cooking is resourcefulness and being willing to change directions mid-stream. so everything we consume for the next week will be prepared on the stove-top. maybe it was fortuitous for this kumquat blog that my oven is kaput.
anyway… i love marmalade. i think it’s my favorite cousin of the jam/jelly/preserve family. this one cooks up to a gorgeous amber color and tastes delightful. a perfect marriage of sweet and tart. with just the ideal amount of rind.
if you’ve never made marmalade, oh, please try this one. or even if you have. it’s really so easy. give extra jars to friends and family. they’ll love you forever and ask for the recipe.