Verse Of the Day

Friday, February 15, 2013

Kumquat Marmalade

Ciao everyone:)

Have you ever tried a kumquat?

It's a small citrus fruit that is super sweet and super yummy and fun:)

Unlike other citrus fruits, the skin is thin and also a sweet section. (Meaning, it is quite edible).

Like a cherry, you have to bit the whole fruit and then remember to spit out the seeds...but they are not hard to find or deal with:)

As for health benefits, kumquats are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, E, and several B's, and also contain a good amount of calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, iron, selenium, and zinc:)

Try these crazy little fruits alone, in a recipe, orrrrr as....

Kumquat Marmalade
30 kumquats
1 cup water + 1/4 water (divided)
1 tablespoon agave
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup stevia, cup for cup

1) Take out the seeds from kumquats and pulse in a food processor until pureed. (The seeds reside in the center of the fruit, arranged extremely similarly to a grapefruit's seeds. Cut across the horizontal center and pull out seeds.) Pour into a medium-large metal bowl.
2) Mix 1 cup water with agave in a saucepan over high heat until simmering.
3) In the meantime, mix together cornstarch with other 1/4 cup water. Stir 2 tablespoons of mixture into bowl with puree. Set aside.
4) Pour rest of mix into simmering water, and stir over high heat for 2 minutes.
5) Mix into puree; stir in stevia.
6) Let mixture sit on counter to cool a little; about 1 hour.
7) Pour mixture back into saucepan and cook until simmering. Take down heat to low and stir occassionally for about 20 minutes.
8) Pour back into bowl. Let sit on counter to cool, about 1 hour. Pour into jar and place in fridge to finish setting, at least 2 hours.
9) Enjoy

Ciao for now!

No comments:

Post a Comment