IMG_6127one of my favourite bloggers, Mel (Through The Kitchen Door), has a passion for kumquat, or so i realised ੭व(๑• .̫ •๑) ✧.. so when i stepped into the supermarket the other day and saw these trays of kumquat on sale, the first word that came to my mind was MEL! ok… and so i decided to buy a couple of trays and give it a go ☆⌒(*^∇゜)v

Pastry dough recipe adapted from Mel 


IMG_6123175g butter
50g condensed milk
255g plain flour / all purpose flour
1 egg yolk

1 egg yolk, for egg wash

About 450g Kumquat filling
(blend & puree the kumquat and cooked with sugar and some water)


IMG_6129– Cream butter and condensed milk till light
– Add in egg yolk, and beat until combine
– Mix in flour, mix till become a soft and not sticky dough
– Put dough into a Nastar mould and press out into strips about 5-6cm long
– Place kumquat jam filling on the edge of a strip and make a small elongated roll
– Cut off excess dough, brush with egg glaze
– Bake in preheated oven at 170c for 15-18mins or till golden brown
– Cool on wire racks before storing

Personal notes:

IMG_6125– i used cake flour instead of all purpose flour
– my rolls were baked for 20 mins
– i used a combination of 10g dough and 8g filling for each pastry, and placed a clove on top after egg washing. after baking, place a roasted pumpkin seed next to the clove to resemble leaves

IMG_6132warning: this is so flaky i had to take extra care when i was taking pictures….. nom nom nom ((⚆·̫⚆‧̣̥̇ ))

IMG_6126Mel’s right… it’s a very good change from the usual pineapple shortbread… `*:;,.★ ~☆・:.,;*

I am submitting this post to Bake Along #57 ~ Chinese New Year Cookies hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours

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(10) Comments

  • sallywong (January 27, 2014)


  • Miss B @ EEWIF (January 27, 2014)

    这是我第二次看到这个食谱,Lena (herfrozenwings) 好像也刚做过,同样也是取材自Through the Kitchen Door 那儿。过完年后有空时,我一定要试看看!

  • Ling Yuen Chin (January 27, 2014)


  • Mel (January 27, 2014)

    I laughed when I read your 1st paragraph……hehehe…kumquat =is Mel!! I really love love kumquats! If you got time, you really got to try Kumquat Almond Teacakes next time ok? They are absolutely delicious!

  • Jozelyn Ng (January 27, 2014)

    漂亮,thumbs up!!!

  • eileen (January 27, 2014)

    第一次看到lena post这个的时候,我就下定目标要把它变出来;

  • KIt (January 28, 2014)

    So cute & a great idea ! Ya, kumquat does reminds me of Mel :p

  • Zoe (January 28, 2014)

    Hi Victoria,

    Me too… Kumquat reminds me of Mel!

    Pretty and creative cakes and cookies (with interesting drawings and designs) reminds me of you!!!


  • kitchen flavours (January 28, 2014)

    Hi Victoria,
    I was laughing too! Yeah, kumquat reminds me of Mel!
    Must try this kumquat tart one day! Sounds delicious, and I have seen Lena make this too!

  • lena (January 31, 2014)

    i have to say that these are truly delicious, indeed another nice cookie apart from the usual pineapple tarts 🙂

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