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Kumquat Pound Cake with strawberries and cream

1 cup pureed kumquats

2 cups butter

1 TBS vanilla

3 cups sugar

10 large eggs

4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp. ginger

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Cream butter with half the sugar. Then add the other half of the sugar, ginger and nutmeg. Beat at high speed for 4 minutes. Add eggs two at a time. At low speed, add flour until blended. Stir in kumquat puree. Turn into greased and floured 10″ tube pan. Cover with foil and bake 1 hour and 15 minutes. Invert and remove from pan and cool. Serve with strawberries and freshly made whipped cream.

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Kumquat Pie

1 baked shell, I use Trader Joes which come frozen in two packs. They’re as good as the ones I make myself and don’t have any preservatives or chemicals.

3 tbs. butter

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup pureed kumquats, seeds removed

3 egg whites

3 yolks

1 and 1/2 cup water

1 tsp. lime juice

1 pinch salt

3 tbsp. cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Combine water, sugar, constarch and salt. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Boil for around 2 minuites until thickened. Remove from heat, add juice, kumquats and butter. Cool a little and pour in baked pie shell.

For the top of the pie: whip egg whites with a little sugar and the vanilla. I add the sugar and vanilla after a minute or two of whipping. Whip until peaks are easily formed, and they are glossy. Spatula onto the top of the pie, making pretty peaks and put in a 450 degree oven for 3 or 4 minutes until golden.

Eat.

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Kumquats Oatmeal Cookies

Adapted from the Kumquat Growers, Inc. Recipe site

Packed with wholesome food value, these are different and delicious!

2/3 cup butter

2/3 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 and 1/2 cups REAL oatmeal (none of that weird already cooked stuff)

2/3 cup white chocolate chips

2 cups all purpose whole grain flour (I actually use half white whole grain purchased off the shelf from Trader Joe’s and half whole wheat berries freshly milled in my kitchen., using the Vitamix. I’ve discovered 100% freshly milled can be a little heavy. This is a function of the type of wheat, nothing else. On my to-do list is to find a California organic wheat grower that can supply the different kinds of wheat berries for different cooking needs )

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp salt

2/3 cup pureed kumquats

(cut lengthwise, flick out seeds, add a little water to assist blending, drain off water)

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs to the mixture and mix well. Combine everything else except kumquats and chocolate. Mix well. Add kumquats and chocolate. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes at 375. Makes 2 and a half dozen.