Sweet orange polenta casserole with creme fraiche

Sometimes there are accidents in the kitchen that can only be disposed of because they are inedible. And sometimes something goes awry in the kitchen when cooking or baking, which turns out to be an absolute stroke of luck. Like this Orange Polenta Casserole , which I present to you today, which should actually be an orange-polenta cake ...

Orange Jam Cake or Orange Polenta Casserole Admittedly, the cake was declared in a British magazine (source: Olive Magazin, November 2015 issue) as a mixture of cake and English pudding, so we're not talking about a classic sponge cake anyway. However, I was so impatient that I wanted to cut the cake directly warm. And there he just flowed against me. But it was such a revelation in taste, so let's just call it a casserole and enjoy this delicious mix of cake and casserole! After all, who needs cake if he can have something as delectable as an orange-polenta casserole?

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In fact, you just stir a dough. Plenty of butter, eggs, ground almonds and polenta. The casserole is so gluten-free and does not have the classic consistency of a cake. On the one hand it is soft and juicy, on the other hand it has a great bite through the almonds and the polenta and thus a slight grain without being hard. What makes the butter great from the mix, we do not need to discuss further, the casserole is in the truest sense of the word "buttery soft" and extremely juicy and airy.

Three times orange in the orange-polenta casserole

The orange note gets the casserole by orange juice, orange peel and also orange marmalade. Here I have opted for an Italian organic jam that tastes fantastic on the bread. With English marmalade or a home-cooked jam, it's guaranteed to be delicious too! The ready-baked orange and polenta casserole will then also have a delicious orange marmalade and orange juice sprinkling, which really fits nicely into the casserole.

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I brought the casserole to the office as usual, and everyone loved it. At first surprised, because a sweet casserole is actually not a classic cake dessert. But the taste and consistency absolutely positively impressed. Because the great thing is that the casserole tastes both warm and cold. And you can easily heat it up again in the microwave easily. Serve it with a decent dollop of crème fraîche - which makes for a great slightly acidic and fresh counterpart.

For me, the sweet orange polenta casserole is definitely my discovery of the year so far, and I can warmly recommend to imitate him! And what do we learn from it: Just because something goes wrong, it does not have to be bad! Have fun trying them out!

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Sweet Orange Polenta Casserole with Crème fraîche


  • 200 g soft butter, plusGrease a 22 cm baking tin or a small 20 cm diameter springing pan with soft butter.

Beat soft butter and sugar for a few minutes, then stir in the eggs and stir frothy for a few minutes.

Almond, polenta, baking soda and salt mixed well, then add orange peel, 75g orange marmalade and orange juice (except 1 tbsp for glaze) to the mixing bowl and stir in briefly but thoroughly.

Pour the dough into the prepared pan and bake in the bottom third of the oven for about 35 minutes until the surface browned, the casserole inside but still a bit soft is. Allow to cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack. The casserole may be strong, but it will collapse after baking.

For the cast, melt the remaining 100 g of orange marmalade with the remaining 1 tablespoon of orange juice in a small saucepan, then pour evenly over the casserole.

The Oranges -Polenta casserole serve lukewarm or chilled with smoothly stirred crème fraîche.


The casserole is kept airtight 2-3 days in the refrigerator. To serve, allow it to warm to room temperature or gently heat for 30 seconds at 600 watts in the microwave.

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