This weeks TWD recipe was chosen by Caitlin of Engineer Baker. To be honest, I did not want to make this cake. First, you can't find polenta in the regular grocery store here, and using yellow cornmeal did not appeal to me. It made me think of sweet cornbread, and I am not a fan of it either. Secondly, I am not a big fan of fig newtons. So, not really knowing what I was getting into was a little scary.
The recipe was easy to follow and easy to mix together, baked in the time that the recipe called for and viola...I have a fig/cornmeal/ricotta cake. My first bite...tasted like sweet cornbread. The next bite, tasted a little better. So on, and so on. I did decide that I did like the crunch of the fig seeds, and I really thought that I wouldn't. That is probably the only thing that I can say that I liked about this cake. That is part of being a part of the TWD chicks, baking new things, out of my comfort zone, knowing that I am not going to like everything that is chosen. This recipe was one of those, but I am glad that I did make it.
Next weeks recipe comes from Elizabeth at Ugg Smell Food the Peanut Butter Torte!