Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Bolognese Polenta and Apple Cake

A beautiful recipe from Jamie's Italy slightly changed to suit my taste.


a knob of butter
100g polenta
200g plain flour, sifted
100g stale breadcrumbs
100g caster sugar, plus extra for dusting
500ml full cream milk
3 large organic eggs, beaten
100g runny honey
55ml olive oil
100g dried figs, chopped
100g raisins or sultanas
500g firm eating apples, peeled, cored and roughly diced
1/2 tsp cinnamon
zest of an orange and a lemon
1 tsp sea salt


Preheat oven to 180°C and butter a 28cm loose bottomed cake tin. Mix the polenta, flour, breadcrumbs and sugar in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix the eggs, milk, honey and olive oil. Add the wet mix to the dry mix and stir well. Add the dried fruits, apples, cinnamon, zest and salt and stir again.

Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 50 minutes. Cover with foil if it starts to brown too much. Sprinkle with caster sugar and eat warm with a dollop of whipped cream.

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