Oh, what is it? Is it glass? Is it sculpture?
No. Not really.
This would be what happened when I tried to multitask a bit too much. And so yet another little citrus has met its end. Now, I would point out, that I didn't actually burn the kumquats. There is no charred taste to this sugar glass I managed to make. That little kumquat was crunchy on the outside, and soft and warm on the inside. The sweet outside contrasts in a lovely way with the tangy citrus inside. My mouth is humming with sour, bitter and sweet all bouncing off of each other. I would also add, that compared with the mandarin kumquat and the calamondin, that the kumquat had the least powerful taste cooked. But, the regular kumquat is the only one that I would eat raw (the other two make you think your mouth might turn inside without the tempering of heat.) Of all three, I would have to say my favorite was the calamondin. I am hoarding the syrup that is left from that experimentation.