I’ve always been a fan of kumquats, and I’ve always been a fan of cakes without frosting, so this is a win-win. The kumquats, butter and brown sugar form a caramelized tangy citrus goo on top of the cake, and underneath is a tender olive oil concoction.
Emmer wheat was eaten by humans as early as 17,000 BC, when it was gathered rather than cultivated. It has fewer chromosomes than typical consumer wheat and less gluten. I contributed this recipe for emmer bread to Breadtopia. Check it out and also more research on the grain.