Amor Polenta Cake

L'ANTRO DELL'ALCHIMISTA
10Ingredients
70Minutes
600Calories

Description

Polenta cake is an Italian tradition. Here, polenta--or very fine cornmeal, called fioretta--is combined with all-purpose flour and almond flour to lend the loaf cake a very fine crumb and depth of flavor, aided by the almond extract. The loaf is li…

htened with beaten egg whites that are folded into the batter as well as baking powder, for extra lift. This is the type of cake you can slice and eat for breakfast (preferably toasted and spread with fig jam) or as an afternoon snack. It's also good for a not-too-sweet dessert.

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Ingredients

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  • 40 grams almond flour
  • 120 grams sugar
  • 120 grams softened butter
  • 80 grams corn flour (very fine, “fioretto” variety)
  • 70 grams all purpose flour
  • 4 eggs (separated)
  • 1 packet baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 drops bitter almond extract
  • salt (for the egg whites)
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    Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
    2. Beat the egg whites and a pinch of salt to stiff peaks.
    3. With an electric mixer, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until foamy, add the softened butter and continue beating.
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    600Calories
    Sodium18% DV440mg
    Fat54% DV35g
    Protein24% DV12g
    Carbs21% DV62g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories600Calories from Fat320
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat35g54%
    Saturated Fat17g85%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol275mg92%
    Sodium440mg18%
    Potassium170mg5%
    Protein12g24%
    Calories from Fat320
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate62g21%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Sugars32g64%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C0%
    Calcium8%
    Iron15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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