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Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

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Canchánchara


This Cuban classic, a favourite at Melbourne's Der Raum, has been given a new lease of life at the site's "rum brothel" reincarnation, Bar Económico. If cachaça and aguardiente prove elusive, Matthew Bax suggests substituting them with a rum such as 10 Cane.

You'll need

½ lime 60 ml cachaça or aguardiente 30 ml honey and lemongrass water (see note) To garnish: peeled lemongrass

Method

  • 01
  • Muddle lime in a highball glass, then add crushed ice to fill to three-quarters. Add cachaça and honey and lemongrass water, stir to combine, then add more crushed ice to fill. Garnish with lemongrass stalks and serve.

Note To make honey and lemongrass water, stir ½ cup honey, ½ cup water and the finely chopped tender inner part of a lemongrass stalk in a saucepan over medium-high heat until the honey dissolves. For best results, refrigerate it for a day or two to infuse before straining.


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