Yesterday I made her polenta cake from Kitchen. I have to say Nigella Bites is probably my favourite one of her books, I have cooked almost every recipe in that book. Kitchen is a very close second, the recipes are great especially this one i'm posting about today. It is an orange polenta cake, Nigella uses lemon in her recipe but I didn't have any so orange it was.
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|For the cake I used the zest of 2 oranges, this microplane is the best tool for the job|
|I added the zest to the butter and sugar mixture and beat it in my Kitchen Aid until nice and fluffy|
|In a separate bowl mix together your dry ingredients. The cake calls for almond flour and polenta(cornmeal) and baking powder, I just used a fork to whisk out any lumps|
|Once the butter, sugar and zest are nice and light and fluffy and mixed together well, you will alternate adding 3 eggs one at time with the dry ingredients. |
|The resulting batter is very thick, not at all runny. Nigella calls for a 9" springform pan that is buttered and lined with parchment paper|
|baking at 350 for 40mins|
Of course the cake was great. I love the texture that cornmeal gives to baked goods. So yummy. I didn't have a 9" springform pan, mine was a slightly larger 10" so the cake is a little wider and flatter. You could easily bake this in a regular cake pan, I think the smallest you could go is 8" and would result in a higher cake