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  • Popular staple food in Italian and Southern American cuisine
  • Ground using traditional methods
  • Easy to prepare; cooks in minutes
  • Makes a creamy, rich porridge that can be eaten for any meal of the day
  • Bulk size is perfect for high-volume operations
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Bob's Red Mill: Gluten Free Polenta Cake

Bob's Red Mill: Gluten Free Polenta Cake

Hey Chef Billy Parisi here with Bob's Red Mill. Thanks so much for stopping by. Today, I'm going to show you how to make an absolutely delicious gluten free polenta cake. I know what you're thinking, polenta should be used as a side dish or under some sort of meat, but I promise in this dessert it's absolutely amazing. The first thing we're going to do is whip together some butter and some sugar. So, go ahead and add in some unsalted butter to a standing mixer with a paddle attachment. Next, we're going to sprinkle on some sugar, and what you want to do is whip it together on low speed until it becomes nice and light and fluffy for about five minutes. While the butter is creaming together, let's go ahead and assemble our dry ingredients. As I said before, this is gluten free, so I'm going to be using (2 cups) Bob's Red Mill 1:1 gluten free baking flour which is the perfect sub for any of your normal gluten recipes. Simply sub out the flour for this 1:1 flour to make it gluten free. Next, I'm going to be using some (2 cups) gluten free corn meal. Obviously this is a polenta cake. Add in some (1/2 tablespoons) baking soda, some (1/2 tablespoons) baking powder, a pinch (1 teaspoon) of salt, and then we're going to give it a stir. Go ahead and set that to the side and now we want to add in our wet ingredients to the stand mixer. We're going to add in one egg at a time. It's going to take about four eggs. You want to completely mix it in before you add in the next egg. Last, but not least, for the wet ingredients, we are going to pour in some (2/3 cups) whole milk. And, to finish off our batter, we simply want to pour in our dry ingredients that we mixed together, very slowly, while on low speed in the stand mixer. Once it is combined, transfer it over to an 8 or 9 inch deep cake round that has been prepared with butter. Pour it right in there and usually I like to spread around the top so it's nice and even. It's going to go into the oven at 350 degrees. It's going to take about 40 to 45 minutes for it to completely cook. This is great timing because while our cake is in the oven we can make our buttercream. So go ahead and add some (3 sticks) unsalted softened butter to a clean stand mixer with the paddle attachment. We're going to whip it together on medium speed for about 4 to 5 minutes or until it becomes nice and light and fluffy. We're going to add in a little bit (1/2 cups) of powdered sugar followed up by drizzling some (3 tablespoons) maple syrup. It's going to add a really awesome flavor that's going to complement the polenta cake. Now that everything is finished, let's go ahead and take our cake out and put it on a resting rack and cool it to room temperature. To finish off this dessert, all we need to do is add on our maple buttercream. This doesn't have to look extremely pretty or anything, because we're going to load up the top with berries, so I use a spoon and just move all the buttercream around just so it covers the top really well. And, like I said, we're going to put some fresh berries on the top. I got strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries. It's going to look beautiful and taste even better. No doubt that this polenta cake is absolutely gorgeous. The mixed fresh berries combined with that dark brown from the polenta cake is beautiful. You get the most wonderful flavor combination from a little bit of the savory cornmeal to the wonderful maple buttercream that complements it to perfection. Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to come back next week to see all of our great recipe videos.

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Watch Chef Billy Parisi in this video as he walks you through the steps of baking a delicious gluten free polenta cake using Bob's Red Mill gluten free flour!

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Features Vegan
Kosher Yes
Made in America Yes
Organic Yes
Package Size 25 lb.
Type Grits

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Serve up a traditional favorite with Bob's Red Mill organic corn grits / polenta! Made from the highest quality organic yellow corn that's ground using traditional methods, these grits give you a natural, delicious, and easy way to cook up a hearty porridge that's perfect for any meal of the day. First eaten by Native Americans, grits became a popular food for early American settlers, particularly in the South, who ate this simple yet nourishing dish to cope with the difficulty of their first years in the American colonies. Grits eventually became a Southern staple, where they are often eaten for breakfast or prepared as part of a traditional meal of shrimp and grits. If your establishment serves traditional Southern fare, these grits are a great choice! Their high-quality preparation gives them the nostalgic flavor that your customers love.

In Italy, grits are known as polenta and play a major role in traditional cuisine. Polenta was originally eaten as a staple food by subsistence farmers, but eventually evolved into a flavorful dish prepared with aromatics that is arguably as quintessentially Italian as pasta! Try preparing polenta and serving it with marinara sauce and grated Parmesan cheese for a simple, flavorful, and satisfying meal. Prepare it with beans for a hearty dish of polenta con fagioli, or toss it with sauteed mushrooms to create an indulgent polenta con funghi!

Whether you're cooking traditional Southern fare, an Italian staple, or preparing a simple breakfast, Bob's Red Mill organic corn grits / polenta is a delicious product that's easy to prepare. To make it, bring 3 cups of water and 1/4 teaspoon of water to a boil, then add 1 cup of Bob's Red Mill organic grits and reduce the heat. Cook it slowly for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, then cover, remove from heat, and let stand for a few minutes before serving! This easy-to-prepare product is sure to become a favorite in your restaurant, diner, or cafe; this 25 lb. bag will keep you in good supply for all of your culinary needs.

A leading brand in health foods, Bob's Red Mill is dedicated to providing the best products using the Old World technique of traditional stone milling. This technique allows for the inherent nutrients and flavor of their grains to be preserved, thus providing wholesome, quality foods to your kitchen. Plus, they have a separate 100% gluten free facility where they process, package, and test all of their gluten free products, so you can always be sure you are serving your customers with allergies a safe-to-eat product. Offer delicious and equally nutritious foods in your establishment with the help of Bob's Red Mill.

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  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • Vegan

    Vegan

    This item is vegan per the manufacturer.

  • USDA Organic

    USDA Organic

    This organic agricultural product has been produced, processed, and certified to consistent national organic standards as set forth by the USDA’s Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) and the National Organic Program (NOP).

  • Made with Natural Ingredients

    Made with Natural Ingredients

    This product is made with natural ingredients.

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