Finally! Ya, finally I get to taste this wonderful kumquat almond tea cakes from Wendy .
Jeannie , Elinluv and Quay Po also made this!! Mouthwatering lor...
I can't find any kumquat from super market,so have to wait for my kumquat to ripe,don't worry, I had this kumquat tree for 2+ years I waited, waited and waited and finally those kumquats ripen.....yay!!!
I really enjoy these cakes, so delicious!!! I made twice.The first batch I used ground almond,and for the 2nd batch I ran out of ground almond, so I used ground hazelnut. But, still the ground almonds is the besttt!!!
The picture above is the 1st batch, which I used silicon rose mould to bake.I got 5 roses, and when its cooled down, we ate 3 of it and left 2 for my pic....lol....
My kumquat tree, not many fruits, but still enough for my cakes....still got balance ....lol.
Here's the recipe from Wendy.
35 gm all purpose flour
50 gm ground almond
1/2 tsp baking powder
60 gm butter
50 gm caster sugar
2 eggs (grade B)
60 gm kumquat puree (recipe below)
18 pcs poached kumquat halves (recipe below)
If you're using tart tins,prepare 18 2 inch tart tins or 12 3 inch tins. Grease the tins with butter.I used silicon mould, and I didn't grease, luckily it didn't stick to the mould.
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.
Put in flour mixture in 2 additions, mixing well after each.
Mix in kumquat puree.
Divide batter equally into prepared tins and top with a kumquat half
Bake for 12 mins (2 inch) or longer for larger tins.
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)
Half kumquats and remove seeds. Put cleaned 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 eaten like jam.
Kumquat compote, very additive, once you lick it from the spoon, you'll find it very hard stop !!!!!
Wendy, if you read this, I understand why you lazy to grease the tins,me too...hahaha, and it's a very tedious job to wash the tins too...;)