Freshly and Lovingly baked : 20th Feb 2015
Ahhh… it feels good to be able to sleep till 9ish in the morning. Such a luxury to be able to sleep till you wake up naturally.
Another day of visiting and I wanted to make something rather Chinese New Yearish for the 2nd day of the Lunar New Year! A few China relatives are coming for dinner too so I think I can make a tiny something for dessert!
Kumquat madeleine is another item on my to bake list. The time was not right to bake during the year but it certainly seem really apt today!
80g All Purpose Flour
43g Almond Flour
75g Granulated Sugar
80g Cooled Melted Unsalted Butter
1.5 Tsp Baking Powder
60g Kumquat Puree
3 Small Eggs
Thinly sliced Kumquat
Slice up the kumquats before pureeing and set aside. Melt the butter, boiled and browned the butter. Leave it to cool down before using.
Sift the flour, baking powder together before adding the sugar into the mixture.
After which, whisk the eggs till its foamy and thick. Fold in the flour mixture before adding in the kumquat puree. Finally add in the melted butter in batches and ensure it is incorporated perfectly.
Leave it to chill in the fridge for 1 hr before using. I was lazy and in a hurry so I did not do this step. I understand that it is important to create the “hump”. Maybe thats the reason why my madeleine has no hump? 😉
Grease the madeleine pan and then scooped the batter into it. I placed a slice of fresh kumquat onto each before scooping the batter onto it.
Bake it in a preheated oven of 210 degree for 10 minutes. Let it cool down completely once it is out of the oven.
While waiting so, I worked on the Kumquat Jam:
1/4 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Tbsp Cointreau
Slice up the kumquats and add 1/4 cup of water and bring the mixture to boil in a non stick pan. Let is boil until the kumquat is soft before adding in the sugar. Let it boil. It will foam up so watch it closely to ensure it does not overflow. Stir the mixture occasionally. If you are able to cut thru the kumquat using your spoon, the jam would have been done. It would have thickened up nicely.
Lift it off the fire and stir in the cointreau.
While it is still warm, brush the liquid onto the madeleines and position slices of kumquat onto it.
Once it cooled, the jam will be too thick to brush onto the madeleine.
Homemade kumquat Jam!
Serve and enjoy! Hope the relatives will like them!