Thursday, 21 February 2008
Lemon Polenta Cakes for Taste & Create
There are so many food blogging events, I'm getting a headache - which is why this particular one, Taste & Create, appealed to me so much. Most of the hard work is done for you already, by another food blogger!
How can that be?
Well, it's an incredibly simple idea. You are randomly paired up with another blogger from the long list of participants and you are asked to look through their blog posts and make a dish that looks interesting to you.
On hearing that I was paired up with Steph, from a whisk and a spoon, I spent a happy hour browsing through her collection of recipes and drooling over her fabulous photos.
I finally decided to go with a sunny lemon polenta cake, that she had made for an event requiring cornmeal. These little cakes had a surprise under the lemon icing - they had been drenched in a lemon syrup!
Not having cooked with polenta before, I had to go and buy some. I dusted off my friand tin, as I wanted individual cakes like Steph had made. The recipe was easy to follow and the cakes turned out beautifully, although this is one lemon delight that must be eaten with a fork, as they were very crumbly. I really liked the texture of the cakes, the coconut gave a little chewiness and the zing of the lemon really added to the flavour.
Thank you to Nicole for her brainwave, and to Steph for the recipe!
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