100g fine granulated sugar
2-3 springs thyme
250-300g fresh kumquats, sliced
- Bring water and sugar to a boil in a heavy medium sized saucepan.
- Add the kumquat slices, reduce heat to a simmer and gently cook the fruit
for 20-30 minutes until they are soft and the syrup is thick.
- Add the sprigs of thyme and allow to steep for a few minutes, then remove
- Allow for the fruit to cool then fill the fruit and herbs, adding some of the syrup, into a sterilized jar.
Notes: My advice would be to give the kumquats a quick
blanch in some boiling water, then discard the water. If they have been heavily
treated you will be able to get rid of the chemicals. This does not effect the
taste in anyway.
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