Google: “Polenta is a dish that originated in Northern Italy and is made of coarsely ground yellow cornmeal. It’s super versatile and can be prepared in so many different ways. Polenta and cornmeal are almost exactly the same product, except for one thing: the consistency of the grain. Polenta is much more coarsely ground, which makes the end product less mushy, and it has a little more bite to it than cornmeal. Cornmeal is very finely ground, so it can end up mushy or soupy if you prepare it like polenta.”
“Blueberries can be eaten freshly picked or incorporated into a variety of recipes. They can also be purchased frozen. They have been shown to protect against heart disease and cancer, and can also help maintain bone strength, mental health, and healthful blood pressure. Blueberries has antioxidant effect. “
Today I am making a rustic Italian-style blueberry polenta cake, perfect for afternoon tea or served as an easy dessert when you crave for cake. It’s a healthy moist and delicious cake. Let’s bake!!!!!
250 g castor sugar
300 g polenta
175 g blueberries
100 g yoghurt
25 g blueberries, garnish
60 ml orange juice
50 ml water, from boiling fruits
2 Tsp baking powder
icing sugar, dusting
Place two oranges and lemon in a pot of water, bring it to the boil and cook the oranges for 1 hour. Keep adding water if water reduces, boil further 1 hour until very tender. Drain fruits, reserve 50 ml water from boiling fruits and cool completely and cut up into bite size remove the pips. Then blitz in Nutri Bullet with enough reserved water until smooth.
Place oranges lemon pureed in a food processor with the polenta, yoghurt, orange juice, baking powder, eggs and caster sugar. Blitz to combine until you have a smooth, thick batter. Spoon the batter to prepared pan, mixed in 175g blueberries, then bake for 1 hour or until skewer out clean. Set aside to cool completely about 1 hour on the rack. Flip out onto cake base holder and garnish with 25 g blueberries and icing sugar. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea or dessert wine or cream.
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