Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard - Chocolate Dipped Kumquat



Simmer kumquat in boiling light sugar syrup for 2-3 minutes.
Light syrup:  2 cups water, 1 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp rum, pinch of salt.
You might want to use simple/heavy syrup if you prefer sweeter taste.


Drain and spread kumquat onto parchment lined cookie sheet, dry in 170F oven or dehydrator for about 2-3 hours until the kumquat is slightly firmed and can be lifted easily.  
Dip kumquat into melted chocolate (I use semi-sweet chocolate) and let it dry a bit before serving.

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8 comments:

Daphne said...

Oh my. That looks so delicious.

Michelle said...

Yum, those look so good! I've been buying kumquats at the farmer's market lately, but I simply eat them out of hand.

Robin said...

Oh my goodness!! They look heavenly! Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!

Liz said...

What a great idea - now I'm mourning the demise of mums kumquat tree even more.

Mac said...

Daphne, Michelle, Robin, Liz,
Thank you.

Norma Chang said...

Chocolate dipped kumquats, what a delicious idea!!!!!

kitsapFG said...

Oh my goodness, that is so yummy looking! You are so creative with your cooking. I really wish you would infect me with some of that... Please!

Mac said...

Norma,
Thanks.


kitsapFG,
Thank you, I've been served these little morsels before, it was addicting and I couldn't resist to make some whenever there's fresh kumquats around.