Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cumquat Marmalade

Margot from Coffee and Vanilla is hosting AFAM this month and the theme is kumquats and she very nicely asked if I could repost this recipe as an entry. So here it is!

kumquat marmalade

Cumquat Marmalade/Kumquat Marmalade

250 grams Cumquats/Kumquats
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or 1 vanilla bean, split in half)
1 tablespoon Cointreau (or Orange Liqueur)

Wash the cumquats then place them in a pot of boiling water and cook for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat and let them sit in the pot until cool.

When cool, cut the cumquats in half lengthways.

Place the sugar, water and vanilla bean paste (or vanilla bean) into a small pot and place over a medium heat - stirring until the sugar dissolves, then add the Cointreau. Stir again and add the halved cumquats. Bring to the boil then turn the heat down to a simmer, stirring occasionally and allow to cook for approximately 45 minutes or until the cumquats have become translucent.

Allow to cool in the pan - you'll notice that I keep the seeds in this helps the mixture set.

Store in a sealed container in the fridge - this will keep a couple of weeks if you haven't eaten it already!

cumquat marmalade

You can use this in cakes, with ice-cream and yoghurt, on toast or one of my favourite ways as a topping on sweet bruschetta - toasted brioche topped with creamy ricotta and a generous serving of cumquat marmalade. I especially love its vanilla speckled syrup, that is sweet but with that pleasant citrus tang.

sweet bruschetta

If you're not too sure about marmalade, then this is a good way to start.

Find the original post here.



  1. I am definitely drooling on my keyboard. This looks so good. Sooooo good.

  2. I'm with magpie, I was all ready to lick my screen when I laid eyes on that last image of your favorite snack!

  3. Thanks Magpie!

    Thanks Mari - it's a rather decadent way to start the day!

  4. i love cumquats, I'll definately try this!:)

  5. Hope you enjoy it Heart!

  6. This is a gorgeous marmalade - it would also make a wonderful gift - so colorful

  7. By crickey, this is to die for.

  8. Thanks Roberto!

    Thanks CC!

  9. Thanks I needed an easy recipe for marmalade and this seems to fit the bill. Will try this in the morning and let you know how I did.

    Thanks Ron F

  10. Hope it turns out Ron.


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