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Paul Carmichael's great cake

"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."

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

We don't do things by halves in the Gourmet office. These are the recipes we'll be cooking on the big day.

Devilled eggs three ways


The egg makes such a versatile vessel - we've added three simple toppings here to spruce up this classic. Just double the recipe to feed more people.

You'll need

12 eggs, at room temperature 80 gm whole-egg mayonnaise 1 golden shallot, finely chopped 1 tsp Dijon mustard Pinch of cayenne pepper To taste: Tabasco 50 gm hot-smoked trout, bones removed, coarsely flaked 1 radish, thinly sliced To serve: finely chopped chives 3 anchovies, thinly sliced To serve: smoked paprika To serve: flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped 3 thin slices prosciutto, torn To serve: baby cress To serve: extra-virgin olive oil

Method

  • 01
  • Cook eggs in a large saucepan of simmering water over medium heat until hard-boiled (10 minutes). Refresh under cold running water, peel, then halve lengthways and carefully remove yolks with a teaspoon. Place eggwhites on a tray lined with paper towels and refrigerate until required.
  • 02
  • Press yolks through a fine sieve with a spatula into a bowl. Add mayonnaise, shallot, mustard, cayenne and Tabasco, season to taste, mix well, then carefully spoon or pipe into eggwhites.
  • 03
  • Top a third of the eggs with smoked trout, radish and chives, another third with anchovies, smoked paprika and parsley, and the remaining eggs with prosciutto and cress, drizzle with olive oil, season to taste and serve.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 - 10 people
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  • Serves 8 - 10 people

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