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Polenta & Apple Cake Recipe

A great easy to make cake, we hope you enjoy it.

Ingredients

Butter for greasing
50gr polenta
100gr plain flour sifted
50gr stale breadcrumbs
50gr caster sugar
250ml full fat milk
2 medium sized eggs beaten
50gr runny honey
25ml olive oil
50gr dried figs
50gr raisins
250gr firm eating apples, peeled, cored and roughly diced
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
Zest of 1 orange
Zest of 1 lemon
½ tsp salt

Method

Preheat oven 180 oC/350 oF /gas 4
Butter a shallow 9”, loose –bottomed cake tin. Mix the polenta, flour, breadcrumbs and sugar in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, eggs, honey and olive oil. Roughly chop the figs and raisins. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, make sure you stir it well. Add the figs, raisins, apples, cinnamon, orange and lemon zest, salt and stir again.

Pour the mix into the cake tin and bake for about 55 minutes. Check whilst baking, as you may need to cover with some foil to prevent the cake from browning too much at the edges.
To check if it’s fully cooked, use a sharp clean knife and slide it into the centre and if it comes out clean it’s ready. Before serving sprinkle with some icing sugar and it’s delicious with a dollop of crème fraiche.

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