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Sweet Polenta Cake

No recipe image available.An Italian sweet polenta cake, amor di polenta.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar for dusting
2 large egg yolks
1 ounce Galliano liqueur
6 ounces ground almonds
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (0.25-ounce) packet active baker's yeast
1 cup cornmeal, finely ground
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 large whole eggs

Cooking Directions:

  1. Butter a fluted or rectangular deep mold and dust with granulated sugar.
  2. Beat the sugar and the remaining butter to a creamy consistency. Add the egg yolks, liqueur and almonds.
  3. Mix the flour with yeast, cornmeal and vanilla, then sift into a mixing bowl.
  4. Combine the sifted ingredients with the butter mixture. Add the whole eggs and knead into a smooth dough.
  5. Pour into the mold and bake at about 350°F (175°C) for 50 minutes.
  6. Let cool, remove from mold and sprinkle with sugar before serving.

Makes 8 servings.

Tip: Cake will keep for several days wrapped in aluminum foil.

Recipe courtesy of The Italian Trade Commission.