And it is Secret Recipe Club time again! And I was assigned to Camilla’s blog Culinary Adventures with Camilla. I was familiar with Camilla’s blog even before the assignment, but I did not realize how many recipes and posts she has until I actually started exploring it more closely. I mean she has 582 posts for 2012 alone! That means almost 2 posts every day! I am amazed! How does she do it? I struggle to post
twice once a week!
Anyway, I started digging through her recipes and I found a lot of interesting stuff. She experiments a lot with ingredients and ethnic cuisines and offers plenty of great recipes. Digging through the recipes, I saw this cake with figs: it looked great, but I immediately dismissed it because I thought I wouldn’t be able to find fresh figs anywhere. A couple of days later I found fresh figs!! So I went ahead and baked the cake for the BF’s birthday.
It is a simple cake made with whole wheat flour and polenta. Rosemary and olive oil gives it a pleasant floral aftertaste. The figs make it pleaseantly moist. I really followed Camilla’s recipe so I will just invite to head over to her blog for the recipe. I only omitted the lemon, because I did not have it.
It turned out great, but if I were to bake it again I would probably cut down the oil slightly, use a different less coarse polenta flour than the one I used and use many more figs.