Kumquat Tea and Cookies

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You may remember my quest to try a bunch of kumquat recipes due to our overabundant supply of this little citrus fruit.

Kumquat Recipes to Try

  1. Vinaigrette
  2. Hot tea
  3. Fresh juice
  4. Scones
  5. Grilled chicken
  6. Slaw
  7. Cookies
  8. Daal
  9. a Cocktail
  10. Liqueur

First up, I made the hot tea.

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Kumquat Tea

Difficulty:

Easy and simple

Ingredients:

10 Kumquats
Quart of boiling water
Honey to taste

Directions:

Cut and seed 10 kumquats. Squeeze the juice into a teapot (or in my case a french press) and then throw in the whole fruit. Add boiling water. Muddle the fruit and honey to taste.

Thoughts:

If you are someone you loves the process of making tea, you’ll like this recipe. Its very similar to the cold-curing classic, honey and lemon tea. You can make it as tart or sweet as you like. I think this is a very useful way to use kumquats and I plan on making lots of tea in the future.

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Kumquat Cookies*

Sorry about the bad iphone photo. I forgot to take a photo until they were almost gone!

Difficulty:

Easy, but time consuming. Cutting, seeding and pureeing the kumquats is a time killer.

Ingredients:

2 c flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 c butter
2/3 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
30+ kumquats
2/3 c white chocolate chips
1/2 c sliced almonds
1 c rolled oats

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Pick and wash the kumquats. Cut them in half. Remove seeds. Place kumquats in food processor and blend until you have a medium coarse puree. You need 2/3 cup for the cookies.

In a medium-sized bowl with a wire whisk, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla and the kumquat puree . Gradually add flour mixture beating until combined. Hand stir-in chips, nuts and oats.

Drop by tablespoonful onto prepared cookie sheet(s). Baked for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.

Thoughts:

The cookies turned out better than I thought. The batter was very dry with the oats added. Next time I would add all the ingredients before the oats to make sure I get it properly mixed or add less oats.

I was unsure how they would bake, but they were quite good. I took them to an Oscars Party and everyone liked them.

*Adapted from Gourmet Kumquat Cookies

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Our tree is still covered in fruit, so many more recipes to come!

We'd love to hear what you think!