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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."

Smoky potato soup


You'll need

1 coarsely chopped leek 1 coarsely chopped onion 3 garlic cloves 50 ml olive oil 1 tsp each smoked paprika and hot paprika 800 gm diced floury potatoes 750 ml chicken stock 3 thyme sprigs 1 fresh bay leaf 150 ml milk 1 splash Sherry vinegar To serve: extra smoked paprika and thyme

Method

  • 01
  • Process leek, onion, garlic cloves and olive oil in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to a large saucepan and sauté over medium-high heat until tender, then stir in smoked paprika and hot paprika. Add floury potatoes to pan along with chicken stock, thyme sprigs and bay leaf. Season to taste, bring to the simmer, cover and cook until potato breaks down and soup thickens (15-20 minutes). Discard thyme and bay leaf, add milk and bring to a simmer. Process with a hand-held blender until smooth. Add Sherry vinegar to taste and serve hot scattered with smoked paprika and thyme.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 - 6 people
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  • Serves 4 - 6 people

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