The most enchanting sight on a trip to Israel was the kumquat orchards — rows of perfect little trees laden with their small, sweet and sharp fruit, which looked from a distance like shining gold coins weighing down the delicate branches. It seemed like a scene from a children’s fairy story in which we were giants walking among the trees, eating the magic fruit.
On my return to England I made this upside-down pudding cake to remind me of that day. Serve with cream or crème fraîche.
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