Interesting recipe. We tried creamy polenta last week and liked it; now I wanted something with similar ingredients (cornmeal, no flour) but cakelike instead of creamy. This fit the bill. My husband, who likes all things cornmeal and also is fascinated with history, thought this was great. I am not a big fan; it's a tough, plain corn-cake. Slightly moist inside. I halved the recipe and used a 10inch pie plate. I liked it with chili.