Thursday, July 21, 2011

Olive oil and polenta cake

Hello :) So first of all I have a confession to make...these holidays I've  kind of been watching The Circle. I mean, only when I'm home and have nothing better to do ;) Well I mean we all have our guilty pleasures! Throughout my exams last year I used to watch "the bold and the beautiful" religiously...but anyway!

Well on The Circle a few days ago they had a recipe (see, good segments!) for olive oil and polenta cake which looked: yummy! I thought it would be nice to make a healthier version of the orange yoghurt and polenta cake (i.e. no butter) I made not so long ago. Although I was a little cautious about using olive oil in the recipe because once I made this super healthy cake with olive oil (and pumpkin...) and the taste of the oil was really overpowering!

After watching the segment, I searched for a similar cake and came across this recipe from the Gourmet Traveller and decided to give it a whizz this afternoon...

Look at that fabulous yellow colour!
Where's has it all gone?!

This cake is delightful :) It has a real lemony tang to it as well, courtesy of the rind and juice of 2 lemons! The polenta gives it a bit of a gritty, almost nutty taste, which I liked! And it's quite healthy too. Two thumbs up! 

Hannah x


  1. I usually clean my room, paint my nails and throw on a good movie. Baking is far from my mind but I love the look of your cake :)

  2. Jamie-lee- Oh I forgot, movies are great too! :) x

  3. Yes I agree - movie marathons!! Audrey Hepburn is great for this :) This cake recipe looks divine, thanks for the link.
    Heidi xo
    p.s. oh, totally guilty of The Circle style shows & B&B when I was home during Uni too...Brooke and Ridge - are they still together? hehe

  4. Heidi- ah yes, Audrey is great! I think I need to get out Roman Holiday soooon :) You know, I think Brooke and Ridge are still together ;) Perhaps there third marriage though..?? haha x

  5. Oh don't feel guilty about watching The Circle Hannah - love that the girls on there enjoy having a laugh (and it gives me a chuckle too)! I do think Brooke and Ridge are together at the moment - but times are tough in their relationship (aren't they always?) ha ha. During this rainy weather I try and catch up on all those niggling errands I never usually seem to get around to.