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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."

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Mother-in-laws’ tongues (Lingue di suocera)


Based on Mary Taylor Simeti's recipe in Bitter Almonds (Bantam Books).

You'll need

250 gm plain flour 100 gm caster sugar 100 gm butter 2 egg yolks 80 gm (1/3 cup) lemon marmalade For dusting: icing sugar

Method

  • 01
  • Pulse flour and sugar in a food processor to combine, add butter and blend until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add egg yolks, one at a time, pulsing after each to combine. Add just enough cold water to allow dough to come together, then wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • 02
  • Preheat oven to 190C. Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface to 5mm thick. Cut out ovals using a 8cm x 7cm oval cutter (or a 8cm-diameter cutter). Spoon ½ tsp of lemon marmalade into the centre of each oval, bring together the long ends and pinch to join.
  • 03
  • Place biscuits on baking paper-lined oven trays and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

At A Glance

  • Serves 20 people
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  • Serves 20 people

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