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.

Drop by The Gardener of Eden host of Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard to see what other gardeners are cooking from their harvests.


  1. Oh my. That looks so delicious.

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

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

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

  5. Daphne, Michelle, Robin, Liz,
    Thank you.

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

  7. 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!

  8. Norma,

    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.