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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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Grilled baby corn with spiced salt and whipped feta


Baby corncobs in their husks can be found at farmers' markets; otherwise, just use regular baby corn.

You'll need

36 baby corn, preferably in the husk To serve: extra-virgin olive oil   Spiced salt 1 tsp fennel seeds ½ chipotle chilli (4gm), thinly sliced Finely grated rind of ¼ lime   Whipped feta 140 gm Persian feta, drained 1 tbsp lime juice To serve: extra-virgin olive oil

Method

  • 01
  • For spiced salt, dry-roast fennel seeds and chipotle in a small frying pan until toasted and fragrant (20-30 seconds). Transfer to a mortar and pestle and pound to a fine powder, then add 3 tsp salt flakes and lime rind and pound to combine. Set aside.
  • 02
  • For whipped feta, blend ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil.
  • 03
  • Char-grill corn in batches over high heat, turning occasionally (3-5 minutes). Keep warm in a low oven while you repeat with remaining corn. Serve with spiced salt and whipped feta.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 - 8 people
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  • Serves 6 - 8 people

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