Kumquat Entremet

Sunday morning, having my coffee while reading this book called Darina Allen’s: Ballymaloe Cookery Course which I highly and truely recommend, can you imagine there were about 700 pages to view. It is so cool and found this dish, pan grilled duck breast with kumquat compote at the poultry section. “Simple and exotic.” My imagination was playing with me and was running wild, not chasing after the duck but having the duck breast cut into thick slices and arranged with a dash of kumquat compote.

As from my last post, I had promised to come up with an entremet that contain of kumquat compote and here is my findings,a hazelnut macaroon with bittersweet chocolat gancahe and kumquat compote. This is not a regular size macaron but a large macaron which is about 3inches(75mm) in diameter.

I find this combination is rather unique. Hazelnut powder replacing the almond powder which gives a unique and unsmoothness dome look, soft and chewy inside and just a little ragged around the bottom. The orangy taste of the kumquat compote together with bittersweet chocolat ganache is defintely something to die for as it is so divine and exotic.

This large macaron looks really stunning, I would definitely give them away as present. An entremet to die for!

Love Sunny Yaw


  • Ling's Passion
    January 6, 2008 - 3:19 am | Permalink

    I can’t stop drooling….your macaron looks super delicious.

  • Big Boys Oven
    January 6, 2008 - 4:34 am | Permalink

    ling’s passion:
    Oh! when you do makan-makan party, I will being some!

  • Michelle
    January 6, 2008 - 7:16 am | Permalink

    wow~ that’s cool!!
    ur first pic.. i tot it was a burger.. lol..

  • Sue Sue
    January 6, 2008 - 9:09 am | Permalink

    First time I come across used kamquat in macaron. Very creative ya.

  • Oh for the love of food!
    January 6, 2008 - 9:31 am | Permalink

    Wow Sunny, This macaron is stunning indeed! Congratulations on the launch of your macaron classes! Wishing you a prosperous 2008!

  • Little Corner of Mine
    January 6, 2008 - 10:39 am | Permalink

    Oh wow, only you can think of placing kumquat compote in a macaron, I’m speechless! *starring at your creation*

  • wenching & esiong
    January 6, 2008 - 11:31 am | Permalink

    Wow, what a nice combination! I could imagine that it would taste really well! Another great creation!

  • Emiline
    January 6, 2008 - 2:47 pm | Permalink

    I would be happy to receive your macaron as a present!
    I’m in love…

  • Nora B.
    January 6, 2008 - 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Hi Sunny, you are so creative with this large macaron. And you have so much skill to be able to pull it off.

    I recently saw a large macaron at a cake shop in Singapore – they used three large (maybe 6″-8″) macarons and layered it with some sort of gananche or mousse and called it a macaron cake.

    p/s: I like you duck story :-)

  • Rasa Malaysia
    January 6, 2008 - 5:41 pm | Permalink

    This Kumquat, it’s like they came out of nowhere and suddenly everyone is using it. Hehe.

  • jadepearl
    January 6, 2008 - 6:56 pm | Permalink

    OMG….Macaroons….bui tahan liao!!! Yummylicious!!! Wonderful idea using the Kumquat, man!!! Thumbs up!!!

  • "Joe" who is constantly craving
    January 6, 2008 - 7:13 pm | Permalink

    aiks..i thought u would have showed us the duck instead!..

  • Lyrical Lemongrass
    January 6, 2008 - 7:18 pm | Permalink

    How creative. Well done!

  • L'abeille
    January 6, 2008 - 9:54 pm | Permalink


  • daphne
    January 6, 2008 - 10:14 pm | Permalink

    what an interesting and creative idea Sunny! this look amazing and the citrus flavour + the crispy shell certainly will go well!

  • tigerfish
    January 6, 2008 - 11:16 pm | Permalink

    So where’s my present? Mini burger dessert for me, pls! 😛

  • Rose
    January 6, 2008 - 11:18 pm | Permalink

    I love kumquat fruit. never dream of a kumquat macaroon! Very unique!

  • ekeng
    January 7, 2008 - 4:05 am | Permalink

    Wow…It’s a large size kumquat macaron..well done :)

  • Jun
    January 7, 2008 - 7:35 am | Permalink

    wow… tht’s unusual.. man i’m salivating now…

  • Veron
    January 7, 2008 - 11:16 am | Permalink

    I do need to try a large macaron, yours do look stunning. And my favorite combination is with hazelnut too!

  • I Cook4Fun
    January 7, 2008 - 3:27 pm | Permalink

    BBO, am I getting one of the macaroon too :) That is a really creative way of using kamquat. Beautiful!!!

  • Brilynn
    January 7, 2008 - 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Those sound so good!

    Welcome to the Daring Bakers and good luck with this month’s challenge!

  • Zen Chef
    January 7, 2008 - 7:50 pm | Permalink

    OMG..this looks so good!
    Macaron + chocolate + kumquats = Heaven
    Good job chefs! :-)

  • ai wei
    January 7, 2008 - 8:11 pm | Permalink

    cool creation! i wonder how it tastes…

  • Hazel
    January 7, 2008 - 10:01 pm | Permalink

    aiyo, every time come ur blog sure will feel hungry one..

  • beachlover
    January 7, 2008 - 10:33 pm | Permalink

    wah….your signature macaroon cake!!…good idea.!!..I wonder how it taste with kumquat?

  • Anali
    January 7, 2008 - 11:32 pm | Permalink

    Now that is one sexy dessert! ; )

  • singairishgirl
    January 8, 2008 - 12:35 am | Permalink

    That is delish! I love the idea and the ganache… to die for. I’m sorry I can’t find the post where you left your email addy. Can you send it again? Thanks.

  • kennymah
    January 8, 2008 - 5:02 am | Permalink

    This, my friend, is a work of art. It most certainly. :)

  • Precious Pea
    January 8, 2008 - 5:45 am | Permalink

    This is really interesting. So pretty…must be delicious, hor?

  • ~Christine~Leng
    January 8, 2008 - 5:53 am | Permalink

    stunning it was! :)
    looks unique 😉
    i like macaroons! a new creation eh? Must try then!

  • boo_licious
    January 8, 2008 - 9:42 am | Permalink

    Interesting combination. I had kumquat jam the other day, very nice and tangy vs pineapple jam. I can imagine how yummy kumquat jam tarts will taste like.

  • Nic (KHKL)
    January 8, 2008 - 9:03 pm | Permalink

    i think hazelnut powder is a much more interesting and nutty choice…great! and i bet the kumquat compote provides an interesting taste and texture of the macaroon. brilliant!

  • Dhanggit
    January 9, 2008 - 2:46 am | Permalink

    your genius guys..most often i see choco and orange combination. but your macaron version of choco-kumquat is such a great and delicious idea!!!i should try it..by the way who where the lucky ones who feasted on that giant macaron..hehehehe have a nice day to both of you :-)

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