The Petits Chefs worked with a new-to-many-of-them fruit this week – kumquats!
We tasted them first…
And decided they were “not bad”. Their appearance led many of the boys to believe they would be sour like lemons but they were pleasantly surprised. Plus, bonus “you eat the skin!”. We got to making “lucky” jam – they are thought to bring prosperity and good luck for Chinese New Year.
Now if you have jam, you need something to put it on, right? So we made bread. Brown soda bread, to be precise…
I’ve made this before with the Petits Chefs and love that it’s a bread recipe I know we can get done in an hour!
Of course, between bread and jam, one needs butter. So we made butter. Again.
Get the recipe for the homemade butter here.
Get the recipe for a kumquat jam on Crunch a Color and in The 52 New Foods Challenge cookbook.
Want to see 52 New Foods in action? Check out the 52 New Foods Junior Chef Classes at your local Williams Sonoma (call your local store for details!)
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