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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."

Pine-lime coconut pops with passionfruit sherbet


You'll need to begin this recipe a day ahead.

You'll need

250 gm caster sugar 500 ml (2 cups) pineapple juice 25 ml lime juice   Coconut ice 200 ml coconut milk 100 ml young coconut water   Passionfruit sherbet 60 gm pure icing sugar, sieved 2 tbsp freeze-dried passionfruit powder (see note) 1 tsp citric acid ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

Method

  • 01
  • Stir sugar and 250ml water in a small saucepan over medium heat to dissolve sugar. Bring to the boil, then set aside to cool. Combine 300ml syrup (reserve remaining) with pineapple and lime juice and divide among twelve 80ml popsicle moulds, filling to 1.5cm below rims. Freeze until firm (2-3 hours), insert sticks and freeze until frozen (4-6 hours).
  • 02
  • For coconut ice, whisk ingredients with 150ml reserved sugar syrup (there may be some left over) in a bowl to combine. Top up popsicle moulds and freeze until frozen (2-4 hours). Pops will keep frozen for 2 months.
  • 03
  • For sherbet, combine ingredients in a dry bowl and scatter on pops just before eating.

Note Freeze-dried passionfruit powder is available from select grocers and online from fresh-as.com.


At A Glance

  • Serves 12 people
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  • Serves 12 people

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