Blood Orange Polenta Cake
I think it’s finally time to fill you in on that project I’ve been working on for the past 6 months. The one that’s kept me out of the kitchen and away from the blog. I’m extremely happy to announce that Tom and I are going to have our first child in 14 short weeks! That means I’m about 6 months pregnant. Which incidentally also means I have been really lazy and haven’t been very inventive in the kitchen.
Before I was pregnant, resuscitation I kept wondering what my crazy cravings would be. Would I want ice cream and pickles? Or peanut butter and anchovies? I definitely thought I’d be into some weird foods since I’ve always been an adventurous eater. Turns out all I really want is simple food. Grilled cheese, capsule homemade burgers, lots of fuit, cereal with blueberries and ice cream. How boring. And that’s why there’s been nothing to really blog about!
But I had bookmarked this recipe for Blood Orange Polenta Cake in Bon Appetit a year ago and finally got around to making it. The reviews on the Bon Appetit site were not very promising. Some people said the cake was too sweet, while others said it was too bitter. I absolutely love cornmeal cake, cornbread and blood oranges, so I thought I’d give it a try anyway.
Personally, I love it. It’s not exactly dessert-y. More of a breakfast cake you’d have with coffee. It reminded me very much of cornmeal cake with orange marmelade. If you’re not into orange marmelade, then this might not be the cake for you. But if you’re looking for a special little breakfast treat, give this a go. Me and my belly approve.