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Recipe Name: Amor Polenta (cornmeal Cake) Submitted by: Administrator
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Ethnicity: None Last Modified: 2/22/2014
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Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients:
3/4 Cup(s) Plus 3 tbs unsalted butter
room temperature
1 Cup(s) Sugar, scant
3 Eggs, room temperature
6 Egg yolks, room temperature
2 Tablespoon(s) Maraschino liqueur or 1/2
tsp almond extract up
to
4
3/4 Cup(s) Plus 1 tbs sifted all
purpose flour
1/2 Cup(s) Plus 1 tbs yellow cornmeal
plus additional for pans
2 1/2 Teaspoon(s) Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Salt
Confectioner's sugar
optional
Directions:
1998

Amor Polenta (Cornmeal Cake) will be the sweet ending to our
Valentine's Day Dinner. I can't resist this cake. It's simple, but
rich like a fine pound cake with the subtle flavor and crunch of
cornmeal. So forget about the calories and cholesterol and celebrate
the "day of amour" with Amor Polenta. from "The Italian Baker" by
Carol Field Cream the butter and cup of sugar with a whisk, if you
have one, of an electric mixer until very light and fluffy, about 5
minutes at medium speed. Add the eggs and egg yolks, one at a time,
beating thoroughly after each addition. The batter should be lemony
yellow. Stir in the liqueur. Sift the flour, cornmeal, baking powder,
and salt together and fold into the batter, smoothing out any lumps
but taking care not to deflate the batter. Butter 2 rehrucken (saddle
of venison) pans (I use one 9x5 loaf pan...honestly, how many of us
have a rehrucken pan just waiting to be used :-) and coat with
cornmeal. Pour the batter into the 2 (or one) prepared pan(s). Place
in a preheated 375 degree oven and bake until a skewer inserted in the
center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool on rack and unmold
while cake is still slightly warm. Sift confectioner's sugar on top,
if desired. In the summertime I like to serve a slice of this cake
with fresh strawberries that have marinated in sugar and balsamic
vinegar (approximately 1 pint of sliced strawberries mixed with 3 tbs
sugar and 1 tbs balsamic vinegar) and a big dollop of cool whip (yes,
I know...it's not REAL whipped cream, but I like it anyway!). My
husband loves raspberries and I am a chocoholic so for Valentine's Day
I am going to place a slice of cake on a pool of raspberry sauce
(frozen raspberries, thawed and then placed in the blender with sugar
and lemon juice to taste and then strained to remove seeds). A dollop
of cool whip and a piece of Godiva chocolate on the side will complete
this lovely desert. Posted to KitMailbox Digest by ehgf@primenet.com
(Ellen) on Feb 11,

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
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Calories: 3462
Calories From Fat: 1633
Total Fat: 185g
Cholesterol: 2004.7mg
Sodium: 2690.8mg
Potassium: 968.7mg
Carbohydrates: 364.9g
Fiber: 15.4g
Sugar: 2.7g
Protein: 83g


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