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Welcome back to Annette’s Kitchen at All About Me B&B  Hope everyone is enjoying their Winter!!!

As a Bed and Breakfast, I am always looking for that little ‘different’ thing.  This month I planted two more Kumquat Trees so next year I can introduce this yummy Kumquat Marmalade to the menu!!!

My mum made Kumquat Marmalade where I was lucky enough to get one jar (and I mean one) as both dad and mum loved it and you do need alot of kumquats to make a big batch.  So I did appreciate that one jar immensely. 

Ingredients

2 cups prepared kumquats
1 cup white sugar
1 cup cold water
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
pinch cayenne pepper
1 star anise

Method

  1. Quarter kumquats lengthwise then remove white centre membranes and seeds.  Slice quarters into small pieces
  2. Place kumquats into a pot, adding the white part only of lemon zest, lemon juice, pinch cayenne pepper, star anise, sugar and water. Mix together
  3. Cover and let sit a room temperature for 2-3 hours to allow fruit to macerate.  You could even refrigerate it overnight
  4. Place pot over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat to medium, cook and stir occasionally for 10 minutes.  Continuing cooking and stirring often until mixture is thick enough so that if you scrape a spoon across the bottom of the pan, you can see the bottom of the pan briefly before the marmalade spreads back out. Approx. 30-40 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Approx. 5-10 minutes
  6. Spoon warm marmalade into sterilised jars.
  7. Cover and let cool to room temperature
  8. Chill until thoroughly chilledKumquats are a beautiful fruit and combined with a few other ingredients makes a gorgeous marmalade for your toast, scones or even pancakes.  You could even put it on your cheese platter or serve with chicken or pork. So many ways to enjoy this delicious marmalade. What do you think!!!Let us know on Facebook  or Instagram

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