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    Polenta Fig Cake

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    1 hr 15 mins

    15 mins

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    chia's Note:

    this simple recipe is from bon appetit 5/05

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    1. 1
      preheat oven to 375. grease an 8" cake pan.
    2. 2
      beat yolks and sugar in a large bowl.
    3. 3
      in a saucepan bring milk, grappa, and salt to a boil, remove from heat.
    4. 4
      gradually add milk to egg mixture. return everything to the saucepan, add corn meal and whisk until thickened and beginning to bubble.
    5. 5
      add figs, raisins, nuts and fennel seeds to mixture, pour into the cake pan.
    6. 6
      bake 40 minutes until set and edges pull away from pan.
    7. 7
      cool 20 minutes in the pan, invert onto a plate, serve warm or at room temperature.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 08, 2012


      sorry we did not like this at all

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    • on July 08, 2008


      This is outstanding and very unique. I agree with TheDeath458, this has a perfect sweetness that was not provided by just the sugar but by the figs and raisins as well. The fruits also lent a slight spiciness; I could have sworn there was cinnamon or nutmeg in this cake. I could see this as an accompaniment to a savory dish like feta and spinach stuffed chicken breast or simply paired with a nice tea or dessert wine. It would also make a fantastic brunch dish. This is sure to be part of my regular baking rotation. :)

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    • on July 01, 2008


      This is one of those recipes that reminds me why I make recipes, because I would never have put these things together in this way on my own! This is really special. I wasn't sure if this was savory or sweet; I think it can go both ways! I served it with dinner, but I wouldn't hesitate to place it on the brunch menu. Thanks, Chia! Made for ZWT4.

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    Nutritional Facts for Polenta Fig Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (150 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 299.2
    Calories from Fat 87
    Total Fat 9.7 g
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    Cholesterol 118.8 mg
    Sodium 94.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 37.3 g
    Protein 6.4 g

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