Sunday, September 18, 2011

Recipe 6/50 : Zimbabwe: Cornmeal Cake

Cornmeal is the staple food in Zimbabwe. Sadza being its national dish. 
I tried making dessert from cornmeal, called cornmeal cakes because  I'm not a fan for this cornmeal but this recipe was good enough. Sharing you the Zimbabwe style cornmeal cake.

1 cup cornmeal
4 cups milk
2 eggs, beaten 
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F.
1 large apple, peeled, cored, and cut into thin slices
Preheat oven to 350°F.Procedure
Measure milk into a saucepan and bring just to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
Add eggs, ½ cup butter and sugar to the in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
Add cornmeal, stirring constantly to prevent lumps.
Return to low heat and continue cooking for 20 minutes, or until thickened, stirring constantly to prevent sticking. 
Add vanilla extract and stir well.
Strew the apple slices over the surface of the tart pan
Melt remaining ¼ cup butter and pour into 8-inch cake pan. Swirl pan to coat bottom and sides.
Pour cornmeal mixture into pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until cake is golden brown.
Remove cake from oven and cover top with sour cream.
Return to oven for 15 minutes, or until top is bubbly and lightly browned.
Serve cake while still warm!!!