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"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."

Scottish Eggnog


"Eggnog is a northern-hemisphere Christmas classic," says Philips. "This version should be served ice-cold, straight from the fridge. Beat the eggs and sugar well to achieve a light, frothy mix."

You'll need

8 large eggs 30 gm caster sugar 1 tsp cinnamon finely grated on a microplane, plus extra to serve 80 ml espresso-strength coffee, chilled 5 ml vanilla extract 200 ml blended Scotch whisky 300 ml milk

Method

  • 01
  • Whisk eggs and sugar in a bowl using electric beaters until slightly thickened and frothy (4-6 minutes). Add remaining ingredients and whisk to combine, then refrigerate to chill (1-2 hours). Serve eggnog well-chilled with extra cinnamon grated over to taste.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
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  • Serves 8 people

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