Monday, March 19, 2012

Kumquat Almond Tea Cakes

Finally! Ya, finally I get to taste this wonderful kumquat almond tea cakes from Wendy .

JeannieElinluv  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

My kumquat tree, not many fruits, but still enough for my cakes....still got balance

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.

Kumquat compote

20 kumquats

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 !!!!!
This is the 2nd batch, which I used ground hazelnut, and tart tins.
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...;)



Jeannie said...

Very nice! I like the rose shaped ones..I tried looking for kumquats again but couldn't find any so can't make again. Your kumquats sure are big! I only get small ones from Jusco.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I tasted the real one from Wendy and it was good!


hi, i like the rose shaped too..:))

HomeKreation said...

Not easy to get kumquats in Miri... looks pretty especially the rose shape.

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

eh, why ur kumquat tree and my kumquat tree not the same geh??
Yours look like calamansi woh. Fruits, round not longish like mine.
Even the leaves look like calamansi :p
Kumquat leaves are darker, and slimmer, thicker too.

BTW, cut short about tree talk, LOL. The cake's nice right? soft and moist and I just did my last batch of kumquat yesterday. All sitting in jars waiting to be used later.

Back to tree talk, my new kumquat tree also just ripened lately. I can't wait for next year's batch of fruits, yummy!!!

hemalata said...

Kumquat cakes looks so yummy n cute.

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow..what cute looking cakes....loved the pretty rose shapes !

shaiana said...

This dish really looks appetizing... Just like Gourmandia, this site also provides good recipes... A real dish with a kick!

yummylittlecooks said...

At first, I also doubt about my kumquats,then I saw Elin's kumquat, it's round type.Then I googled and found this
There's round and oval type :)
As for the leaves, I didn't add any fertilizer to my tree, I want to pluck and eat , right?.....That's why the leaves fairer, not enough vitamin lol...Now added fertilizer le, must sayang/love the tree...hehehe, hopefully next year will grow more fruits ;)

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

Both tea cakes look delicious...but I love the rose more! So pretty! :)

Ah Tze said...

nice!!I love the way you made it into rose shape.

lena said...

oh dear, you reminded me that i still hv kamquats sitting in my fridge, got to make something out of them soon!!

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Did your kumquats have any flesh?
Kumquats don't have flesh, all skin only.

The ones that Elin bought are the asian kumquats that are less long, but more roundish, but size is about 1 inch wide and 1.5inch long only. I bought the same ones as Elin did.

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

but then again... if the end result is good, it's ok to use anything.

But because calamansi is sour and has high juice content and kumquat is sweet and almost juiceless, the substitution rate for sugar should be taken into consideration.
I'm just worried abt it being sour only.

From the link provided, yes, calamansi is a hybrid of kumquat, but culinary wise, the taste is very different. Just my 2 cents.