Where are you?
No, I’m not talking to C, I’m talking to you Sunshine.
Seriously, it’s weeks like these that I wonder why we moved away from the South of France. The weather here is pathetic!
In order to fix this, in the only way I know how, let’s bake some sunshine into our lives.
Citrus Polenta Cake
200g ground almonds
50g plain flour (I used wholemeal)
1 teaspoon baking powder
125ml olive oil
100g butter, melted and cooled
150g caster sugar
juice and grated zest of a lemon
juice and grated zest of an orange
Mix the polenta, ground almonds, flour and baking powder together in a large bowl.
Whisk the eggs and caster sugar until pale (with machine or by hand), then slowly whisk in the oil and then the butter.
Whisk in the almond and polenta mixture, then add the lemon and orange juices followed by the zests.
Transfer the mixture to a lined baking tin (I used 20cm/8″) and bake in a preheated oven 160 / gas mark 3 for approximately 45 mins.
The cake should be slightly underdone in the middle. Leave to cool in the tray for 10 mins before removing (and eating!). It’s difficult to wait, but worth it.