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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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Mandarin and Pink Peppercorn Caipirinha


"This is a drink found in good bars and also one you'd knock up for friends at dinner parties," says Luke Burgess. "It's the same principle as the classic Caipirinha, muddled on ice. It's a super-easy drink to prepare and the acidity gets the appetite going." 

You'll need

8 mandarins, peeled, coarsely chopped, seeds discarded 2 tsp pink peppercorns 1 tbsp rapadura sugar 480 ml aged cachaça Crushed ice, to serve 2 limes, cut into wedges

Method

  • 01
  • Muddle mandarin and pink peppercorns in a large jug until crushed and juices are released, then stir in rapadura sugar, cachaça and crushed ice. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Season with lime juice to taste and serve.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
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  • Serves 8 people

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