If you haven't noticed yet, which I am sure you have not, kumquats are in season! What is a kumquat and where can they be found? They are a small citrus fruit, about the size of a grape. They have a strong citrus smell and a slightly sour taste. You actually eat the skin which, in my opinion, is the best part. A fine example of kumquat trees lives outside of the Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery. I promise, it hasn't been me who has been plucking them off and enjoy them with reckless abandonment! Just smelling them reminds me of when I was a child, eating them in my grandma's back yard, first rolling them in our hands to bring out the sugar and aroma, and then popping them in our mouths, one after another.
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 cup chopped kumquats (pureed)
4 tbsp cornstarch
3 tbsp lemon Jell-O gelatin
1. Mix sugar, cornstarch, Jell-O and water.
2. Cook over medium heat until thickened.
3. Stir in chopped kumquats.
4. Serve over torte or slices of pound cake and garnish with whipped cream.