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Polenta Fig Cake

Polenta Fig Cake created by mersaydees

this simple recipe is from bon appetit 5/05

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  • preheat oven to 375. grease an 8" cake pan.
  • beat yolks and sugar in a large bowl.
  • in a saucepan bring milk, grappa, and salt to a boil, remove from heat.
  • gradually add milk to egg mixture. return everything to the saucepan, add corn meal and whisk until thickened and beginning to bubble.
  • add figs, raisins, nuts and fennel seeds to mixture, pour into the cake pan.
  • bake 40 minutes until set and edges pull away from pan.
  • cool 20 minutes in the pan, invert onto a plate, serve warm or at room temperature.
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  1. Laureen in B.C.
    sorry we did not like this at all
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  2. GoodnPlentiful
    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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  3. mersaydees
    Polenta Fig Cake Created by mersaydees
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  4. mersaydees
    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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  5. Thedeath458
    Polenta Fig Cake Created by Thedeath458
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