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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."

Raspberry-ripple choc tops


You'll need

250 gm dark chocolate (61% cocoa solids), melted 12 waffle cones   Raspberry-ripple ice-cream 40 gm liquid glucose 30 ml lemon juice 220 gm (1 cup) caster sugar 240 gm raspberries (about 2 punnets) 600 ml pouring cream 250 ml (1 cup) milk 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped 6 egg yolks

Method

  • 01
  • For raspberry-ripple ice-cream, combine glucose, lemon juice, 90gm sugar, 180gm raspberries and 50ml water in a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Simmer until thick and syrupy (6-8 minutes), stir through remaining raspberries, refrigerate until cool. Meanwhile, bring cream, milk, vanilla bean and seeds to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk egg yolks and remaining sugar in a heatproof bowl until thick and pale, pour over cream mixture, whisking continuously to combine. Return mixture to pan and stir continuously over low heat until mixture thickly coats the back of a wooden spoon; do not boil (5-6 minutes). Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl placed over ice and chill. Freeze in an ice-cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions, transfer to a 2 litre-capacity container, swirl through raspberry mixture and freeze overnight until firm. Makes about 1.5 litres. Ice-cream will keep in freezer, wrapped in plastic wrap, for up to 3 weeks.
  • 02
  • Spoon 1 tbsp melted chocolate into each waffle cone, brushing sides with a small pastry brush to coat. Refrigerate until set.
  • 03
  • Scoop ice-cream into chocolate-lined cones, dip ice-cream in remaining melted chocolate and serve immediately.

At A Glance

  • Serves 12 people
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  • Serves 12 people

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