I’m dipping into the archives for this post today. It’s Mother’s Day in the UK. And were my mom here, I’d definitely be making her this Orange Polenta Cake, a recipe she keeps mentioning ever since she saw me post this photo back in June 2009 when I made it for Tim’s birthday.
The recipe is straight out of Ottolenghi: The Cookbook and was not only my first foray into the cookbook, but also my first polenta cake. Neither will it be my last.
Like most Ottolenghi recipes, the cake is a bit of a faff to make, especially if you’ve never made caramel before. It took me three attempts to get the caramel right (these instructions from Delia online and this video from Gordon Ramsay were particularly helpful).
My cake looks pretty close to the one in the book. And it tastes extraordinary.
Happy mother’s day all you UK mom’s! Hope you’re treated to something delicious today.