Not such a sticky situation. I just picked over 1kg of cumquats from the garden. I have bottled them ready for the silly season. We might make some cumquat ice cream to have alongside the christmas pudding…
Brandied Cumquats from Stephanie Alexander
2 ¼ cups sugar
Put cumquats into a large, sterilised preserving jar. Add sugar + brandy + cover. Stir contents with a clean skewer until sugar has dissolved, then leave brandied cumquats to mature for 2 months before using - in time for Christmas!