I came across these kumquats in the supermarket last week and I knew I had to take these gorgeous golden mini citrus fruits home. I was initially unsure how to incorporate this into a recipe. Plus there were so many routes I could take; kumquat preserves, puddings, loaf, tarts. In the end I went for a relatively simple recipe which I knew would highlight the sweet and citrus tones of the kumquat.
Lemon, Kumquat and Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream
The addition of chopped kumquats to the natural combination of lemons and poppy seeds gives this cupcake a beautiful citrus balance. The zesty-ness of a lemon cupcake is taken down a notch replaced with a slightly sweet undertone. The cupcake recipe itself produces an incredibly light, fluffy cake and when topped with a tangy lemon buttercream, it screams sunshine, beach and summer!
Can't get enough of these gorgeous colours!
So tell me, what is your favourite way of enjoying kumquats?