Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

this simple recipe is from bon appetit 5/05

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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. :)

GoodnPlentiful July 08, 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.

mersaydees July 01, 2008