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February 2, 2011

Torta di Polenta Gialla (p. 454)

Also known as Cornmeal Cake, or, the best Mediterranean cake we've had so far. Seriously, this is super delicious. Probably because it's full of butter and and sugar, just like a real cake!

The base of the cake is butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg yolks all together. Stir in freshly squeezed orange juice and finely ground nuts - the recipe calls for almonds but I only had walnuts on hand. Alternate between mixing in whipped egg whites and the dry ingredients -- flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and some corn starch.

Bake for about 30 minutes and serve!

This was delicious. It's sweet and soft and has a nice little crunch from the nuts. I loved it, Matt loved it, and my coworkers loved it.

Best of all, I had all the ingredients!

Total Cost of Torta di Polenta Gialla: Free!

1 comment:

  1. Oo I would love to try this! I can imagine its beautiful texture!


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