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Citrus polenta cake

July 30, 2018
The combination of polenta with almond meal bursting with flavours from seasonal citrus fruits makes this polenta cake a bespoke & keepsake recipe.

The combination of polenta with almond meal bursting with flavours from seasonal citrus fruits makes this polenta cake  a bespoke & keepsake recipe.

What a delightful & gorgeous polenta cake I baked recently, a recipe adapted from Jamie Oliver. The combination of polenta with almond meal bursting with flavours from seasonal citrus fruits makes it a bespoke & keepsake recipe.The taste and the texture of the polenta cake when served with warm syrup is just ambrosial .

It was almost lunch time.. the aroma of the polenta cake wafted through the house making it absolutely irresistible. My niece who was busy with her assignments made her way to the kitchen for a slice. Well I had no choice but to make her wait till I captured it with through my lenses.

Here are few lines from my niece who wishes to share her thoughts with you my beautiful readers.

I was lost in my thoughts, 

When the oven started beeping

Hinting a sign of something baking,

I went to have a quick look

Smitten by the lovely waft,

My eyes were transfixed on 

The freshly baked lemon tart

My aunt asked me to wait,

Until she clicked some photos of the same

Oh! I cant explain the struggle it took,

To wait for her to finish the shoot

Finally, the glorious moment arrived,

When I took a bite of the gorgeous tart

I felt the tanginess of the lemon zest 

With a simultaneous sweetness of cardamom 

As it melted in my mouth

Which tasted as divine as it looked…

                                                      BY SANJANA DASH

THIS POLENTA CAKE WAS BIG HIT !!!!

The combination of polenta with almond meal bursting with flavours from seasonal citrus fruits makes it a bespoke & keepsake recipe.

The combination of polenta with almond meal bursting with flavours from seasonal citrus fruits makes this polenta cake  a bespoke & keepsake recipe.

The combination of polenta with almond meal bursting with flavours from seasonal citrus fruits makes this polenta cake  a bespoke & keepsake recipe.

 

HOW TO BAKE CITRUS POLENTA CAKE

  • 3/4 cup raw caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 cups (200g) almond meal
  • 100g coarse polenta
  • Finely grated zest of 1 oranges, 1 lime and 1 lemon
  • Syrup
  • 1 cup (orange juice, lime and lemon juice)
  • 4 to 5 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 3/4 raw sugar
  • Rind for garnishing
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Lightly grease and line the base and sides of a 20cm springform cake pan with baking paper.

Mix oil and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, then stir in vanilla essence.

Combine almond meal, polenta, zest, and baking powder in a small bowl, then stir into the sugar mixture. Pour into pan and bake for 50 minutes at 160 "C or until golden. Remove from oven, cool for 10 minutes in pan, then turn out onto a plate gently.

Meanwhile, to make syrup, combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook for 10 minutes or until reduced and slightly thickened. Strain, discarding solids. Set aside to cool.

Brush the syrup generously over the cake and serve.

 

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The combination of polenta with almond meal bursting with flavours from seasonal citrus fruits makes this polenta cake  a bespoke & keepsake recipe.

 

The combination of polenta with almond meal bursting with flavours from seasonal citrus fruits makes it a bespoke & keepsake recipe.

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