Intro: Candied Cumquats
Some of the best I'm-not-that-hungry-but-I-want-something-to-eat snacks. Bittersweet, glistening orange cumquats. Sitting there in sugary syrup. Who can't resist them? Ok, they're not for everyone as they are quite bitter and sour but there's something about them I just can't resist.
I'm sure it'll be the same for most of you!
What You Need:
1 cup chopped cumquats
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup water
Step 1: Syrupy Goodness
Now to make the syrup to cook the cumquats in. I used 1/2 cup water and 1 cup sugar for my 1 cup of cumquats.
Bring the water and sugar to the boil, and simmer it uncovered for a couple of minutes. That's how easy the syrup is.
Step 2: Cumquats
I found that the easiest way to chop the cumquats without them spurting their juicy goodness all over you is to quickly and smoothly chop them on an angle.
Ok, throw the cumquats into the syrup and simmer them for 10-15 minutes. They will smell really good when they are done. Use a slotted spoon to get them out of the syrup, and put them i a bowl for serving.
But they're not done yet! So don't go poking your fingers in for a bite.
Step 3: Now for the Syrup!
Reduce the syrup for another 5 minutes or so. Now, just pour your desired amount of it over the yummy, glistening cumquats! They are now ready to eat!
The cumquats can be stored in the fridge - jarred, or just eaten straight away with almost anything.
I hope you like them!