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Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

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Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

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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."

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

We don't do things by halves in the Gourmet office. These are the recipes we'll be cooking on the big day.

Yoghurt cake with lemon (Yiaourtopita)


"You don't need an excuse or reason to make yiaourtopita, which is a delicious cake for any occasion. Make it for your family and friends, and serve it with a cup of coffee or tea."

You'll need

6 eggs, separated 250 gm softened butter 330 gm (1½ cups) white sugar 2 tsp lemon rind 420 gm (1½ cups) thick Greek yoghurt (preferably full-cream) 450 gm (3 cups) self-raising flour 3 tsp baking powder For dusting: icing sugar

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and flour a 26cm-diameter fluted ring tin.
  • 02
  • Whisk the eggwhites with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form.
  • 03
  • Beat the butter with the sugar using the paddle attachment of an electric mixer. Add the egg yolks one at a time, followed by the lemon rind, then the yoghurt. With the mixer on the slowest speed, gradually add the flour and baking powder. Fold in the eggwhites.
  • 04
  • Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and bake until you can tell it is fully cooked by inserting a knife in the middle – you’ll know it’s ready when the knife comes out clean (40-45 minutes).
  • 05
  • Once out of the oven and while still hot, turn out and dust the cake with icing sugar.

Note This recipe is from Sweet Greek: Simple Food & Sumptuous Feasts ($39.95), published by Melbourne Books, and has been edited.


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  • Serves 8 - 10 people
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