I’m going to be completely up front. I’m running on fumes here. My son’s sleep has been completely deprived because of young Frankenstein sprinting around upstairs. It also doesn’t help that next door is trying to recreate their AMC experience every night. As any parent would know. If your baby is sleepless, you don’t get to sleep either. So I will thank my neighbors on behalf of the coffee industry. I’m going to cut to the chase here and skip a lot of fluff. This week, we are making a Paleo Kumquat Bread with Earl Grey Glaze.
We are still in citrus season and that is one of the best times of the year. I have a thing where it’s my favorite time of the year pretty much all year round, haha. Kumquats are only in season for a short period of time in the Midwest, so I take full advantage of it when it’s available. Kumquats have a very nice sour bite to them. It helps liven up any sweets and helps to brighten things up. This Kumquat Bread is so refreshing! You can definitely replace it with other citrus fruits that are available to you. Let’s get baking!
Kumquat Bread with Earl Grey Glaze:
8-10 Kumquats (Sliced and Diced)
1 Cup – Organic Gemini Tiger Nut Flour
1 Cup – Otto’s Natural Cassava Flour
½ Cup – Date Lady Date Sugar
¾ Cup – Maple Sugar
½ Cup – Orange Juice
¼ Cup – Fresh Lemon Juice
½ Cup – Organic Gemini Horchata Original¹
½ Cup – Coyo Coconut Yogurt Natural
8 Tbsp – Gold Nugget Ghee²
6 – Free Range Pasture Raised Eggs
2 Tbsp – Fresh Orange Zest
1 Tsp – Pure Vanilla Extract
1½ Tsp – Paleo Baking Powder
½ Tsp – Salt
1 Tsp – Ground Chinese Cinnamon
½ Tsp – Fresh Grated Nutmeg
¼ Tsp – Star Anise Powder
¼ Tsp – Fresh Ground Cloves
Earl Grey Glaze:
1½ Cup – Paleo Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp – Powdered Earl Grey Tea
¼ Cup – Organic Gemini Original Horchata¹
Note¹: You can substitute with a dairy free milk of your choice
Note²: You can substitute with Grass-Fed Butter of your choice
Kumquat Bread Instructions:
1.) First thing you want to do is cut the kumquats. Have enough thin sliced (1/8″) kumquats to cover the top of your breads. Next, dice the rest of them and lay them out in a single layer to dry for an hour or so (I laid them on paper towels).
2.) In a mixing bowl, add your ghee and both sugars. Using a hand mixer (a stand mixer if you have one) and whip the sugar and ghee together. Now, add the rest of your Kumquat Bread ingredients into the mixing bowl with the exception of the sliced kumquats.
3.) Preheat your oven to 375°F. Divide your batter into thirds. Pour into 3 mini loaf pans. Lay out your kumquats randomly and slightly press them on so they are level with the batter.
4.) Bake the bread for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. If your oven is hotter in the back, rotate the bread halfway through to evenly bake. I put the mini loaf pans on a cookie sheet to move around easier. Another note on the kumquat bread, the kumquats will caramelize a bit while baking. If they are starting to get dark, tent your breads with aluminum foil.
5.) Now to make the glaze, in a coffee grinder, pulverize the earl grey tea into powder. Heat your horchata and stir in the earl grey tea to allow it to steep for 15 minutes. In a bowl, mix your Paleo Powdered Sugar with the Earl Grey horchata 1 tbsp at a time until it becomes a condense milk-like consistency.
6.) Once the Kumquat Bread is done baking, remove from oven. Allow them to cool in the pan. After they have cooled completely, drizzle on the glaze and try not to eat it all at once! There you have it, my Paleo Kumquat Breads with Earl Grey Glaze and until next time, eat up, my friends!