Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Polenta - Ricotta Cake with Dates & Walnuts (Deila Smith)










Polenta - Ricotta Cake with Dates & Walnuts
Adapted from Deila Online

Ingredients:
200g polenta
250g ricotta
175g chopped dates + 8 dates for topping
50g lightly toasted pecan buts roughly chopped ( I’ve used toasted walnuts)
3 tbsp Amaretto
200g self-raising
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
225g golden caster sugar ( I’ve used white caster sugar)
100g melted butter
1 tbsp demerara sugar
20 cm cake pan

Directions:

1)      Preheat oven to 170°C & greased cake pan . Soak dates with Amaretto .
2)      Sift polenta, flour , baking powder & cinnamon . 



3)      Whisk caster sugar, butter, ricotta with 200ml tepid water about 1 minutes till well combined . Fold in dates with Amaretto & chopped nuts & mix well . Pour batter in cake pan & smooth the top . Sprinkle demerara sugar evenly over the top & bake for 1 ¾  to 2 hours till golden brown . ( I’ve baked this cake for 1h 20) . When it’s cooked it will feel springy in the centre when you make a light depression with your finger .







20 comments:

  1. Hi Kit,

    Accordingly to Stella, She said that all DS recipes are fail-proof and I think she is right. I'm seeing the success factor in your cake too.

    Zoe

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  2. Mmmm... this cake looks great!!! Love that soft moist texture of yr cake:)
    I hv nvr fancied dates anyhow but my frd had been asking me to bake one for him...hehehe....

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  3. Look delicious, maybe you dont know Kit but Delia Smith site was my first begin in blogs:))

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  4. Hi Kit
    Oh wow, you cake is looking very delicious. I have never bake any cakes using polenta and dates before. I got to try it one day.

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  5. Hi Kit, this cake looks so moist and beautiful! Haha lots of Delia's cakes are really easy... one reason why I like her so much! :P

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  6. Yum, love the dates and walnuts in this cake. It sounds perfect to me.

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  7. Hi Kit,
    Ricotta and polenta sounds good! And using Amaretto surely makes it so delicately fragrant!
    All the best to your son in his exam!

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    1. Thanks Joyce. Sudah habis exam. Another round in June!! Being a mummy is not an easy job! LOL

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  8. Simply love the texture of this cake... ricotta, dates and walnuts.. the combination sounds divine.

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  9. Cake looks good, soft and moist. Very interesting mix of ingredients, can imagine it having a very unique taste!

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  10. Don't worry Mom , your son will ace his exam :D I have yet to try Delia's recipe but I've got some copies of her recipe here :P That cake looks wonderful ! The polenta and ricotta combo sounds really delicious !

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  11. Oh, has the exam over by now? Being a mum isn't easy at all! Love this cake!

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    1. Thanks Jessie! Over already but another exam end of June. Sitting for pre -U exam leh!! Ya, being a mum is not easy at all. It's a 24/7 job! LOL

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  12. Hi Kit, I never use dates for baking before but I love dates. Hope to try it next time :)

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  13. I usually don't need a reason to bake...:-)
    The cake looks moist and moreish!

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  14. Hi Kit,
    I never try baking with polenta and ricotta.
    It is a bit pricey here..:p

    Your polenta cake looks so so yummy...
    Can I bring kopi o to sit down with you let's de-stress together...LOL
    I have a soft spot with tulips, i adore them, are they from your garden too?
    Have a pleasant week ahead dear :)
    mui

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    1. Thanks alot for the sweet comment. Lai-lai we minum kopi & de-stress in my garden since its' sunny for once ! LOL No, I bought these tulips. To early for my tulips to bloom . But the daffodils are blooming in my garden. So happy that at last Spring! LOL You too, have a great week ahead! :)

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  15. I missed your amazing recipes and this cake is gorgeous! Love polenta cakes (actually I love polenta!)...

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  16. Hi Kit, beautiful cake, look so moist and sedaplicious. I also want to join Mui Mui drop by your place for kopi-o and eat your cake, de-stress together. Maybe should invite leng chai along too. LOL

    Beautiful tulips and your plate look so elegant and beautiful.

    Have a lovely day ahead. Regards. Hugs to you.

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    1. LOL... Did you just said leng chai? Hurry up & come along with LC! hahaha You know how to make Kopi-O? hehehehe Thanks fro your nice words. Same to you dear, have a wonderful weekend with Leng Chai ;) LOL

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