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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."

Passionfruit-mint sorbetto


The intense flavours of this sorbetto are pure and clean, and really need little in the way of accompaniment - a drizzle of extra passionfruit pulp is delicious but entirely optional.

You'll need

250 gm caster sugar 600 ml passionfruit pulp (from about 24 large passionfruit) 150 ml orange juice ½ cup (firmly packed) mint

Method

  • 01
  • Stir sugar and 260ml water in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, and bring to the boil. Cook for 1 minute, cool, then refrigerate until chilled.
  • 02
  • Process passionfruit, orange juice and mint in a food processor until juice separates from seeds and mint is finely chopped. Pass through a sieve over a bowl, pressing to extract all the liquid (discard seeds). Add sugar syrup to taste, then whisk and refrigerate to chill. Churn in an ice-cream machine then freeze until firm (2-3 hours).
  • 03
  • Serve in bowls or cups with a little extra passionfruit pulp to the side.

Note This recipe makes 1 litre.


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