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How to make a polenta rosemary cake

How to make a polenta rosemary cake

In a large mixing bowl add: 1 stick of unsalted butter,1 cup of sugar,Cream the butter and sugar together with an electric beater, until it's nice and fluffy.

Add in 1 cup of fine cornmeal flour,3/4 cup of all purpose flour,3/4 tsp of salt,1 tsp of baking powder,2 large eggs,1 egg yolk,2/3 cup of whole milk.

Beat the cake batter with an electric beater on the high setting for about 3 minutes. It will turn a pale shade of yellow. Pour the batter into a greased and floured 8x2 (I use 8x3) inch cake pan.

When the batter is in the pan, tap it against your kitchen counter a few times to get rid of air bubbles.

Just like this. Place the pan in the middle rack of a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.

You'll know it's done when a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean.

Let the cake pan sit on a wire rack for about 10 minutes to rest, then unmold the cake flipping it onto your hand bottom side up, and place it on a plate.

The bottom has become the top and this is the side that gets the rosemary infusion.

While the cake is baking away in the oven make a simple rosemary syrup.

In a small pan add: 3/4 cup of water, 3/4 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1/3 cup of finely chopped fresh rosemary.

Whisk it all together on a medium high heat until it comes to a simmer. Let it simmer for 10 minutes, then turn off the heat add in: 1 tsp of vanilla and let the mixture sit for 30 minutes.

Strain the mixture through a fine sieve and pour it into a 2 cup glass measure. Using about 1/3 cup of this syrup, paint the top of the cake with it. Always let the syrup sink in before you add more.

There should be about 2/3 cup of syrup left. Pour it into a small pitcher and refrigerate it until serving. Whip the cup of whipping cream, and rinse and dry the blackberries . Set them aside.

Cut a slice of cake, pour a bit of the refrigerated syrup over it in a little pool.

Add a few blackberries and a dab of unsweetened whipped cream on top. Perhaps drizzle a bit more syrup and stud the whipped cream with a final blackberry. Enjoy!


Watch the video: How to Make Perfect Polenta. Serious Eats (December 2021).