I harvested (!) these from my two little laden cumquat trees, thinking I might have enough to actually make cumquat marmalade this year. Alas, instead of the 1kg required, I only had 200g. Not even enough to halve the recipe. And nearly-quartering the recipe was going to seriously challenge my maths skills, so it was to the interwebs I turned.
And found the Tropical Kumquat Cake. Which looks really odd spelt with a K, doesn’t it?
And looked even odder when I took it out of the oven. Damn that K.
I sulked a bit. Quite a lot really. More than a grown woman should.
Until I trimmed the edges, slopped chunks of it into bowls, added
Suddenly it was more than passable.
However my wounded pride needed further bolstering.
To shore up my confidence in my baking abilities I turned to an old favourite. These Bran and Molasses Muffins were also sourced via the wonder that is Google a couple of years ago when a Canadian expat friend moaned that she missed this staple food of her homeland and couldn’t find a suitable recipe over here. I happily undertook some research on her behalf (I am nice like that; and I like muffins , long term readers may have noticed), test drove four separate recipes for appropriate levels of moistness, chewiness and simplicity of preparation, and presented her one day with a single muffin, wrapped in a copy of the recipe. (She promptly moved interstate and I never found out whether she approved of the recipe or not, but we like it here and I make it regularly).
And it doesn’t runneth over like the bloody c/kumquat cake.