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Recipe for family meals :

Rustic Honey Polenta Cake

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2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 Tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, melted
1-3/4 cups milk
3/4 cup honey
2 eggs, slightly beaten
Sweetened whipped cream
orange segments for garnish

Honey-Orange Syrup:
1/2 cup honey
3 Tbs orange juice concentrate
1 Tbs freshly grated orange peel

  • In large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt; mix well. In small bowl, combine melted butter, milk, honey and eggs; mix well. Stir into flour mixture, mixing until just blended.
  • Pour into lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  • Bake at 325°F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile prepare Honey Orange Syrup.
  • When cake is done, remove from oven to wire rack. Pour hot syrup evenly over top of cake, spreading if necessary to cover entire surface. Cool completely.
  • Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and orange segments, if desired.

Honey-Orange Syrup:

  • In small saucepan, whisk together honey, orange juice concentrate and freshly grated orange peel.
  • Heat over medium-high heat until mixture begins to boil; remove from heat.

Serves 10