Orange, Poppy and Polenta Drizzle Squares Recipe by Siúcra and Catherine Fulvio

Siucra x Catherine Fulvio Orange, Poppy and Polenta Drizzle Squares Recipe

The inclusion of polenta in this fragrant and moist Drizzle Squares Recipe makes it incredibly light in texture.

The fresh, zesty flavours of the oranges teamed with the sweet, sticky drizzle is a match made in heaven. After tasting one square, this is sure to become a firm family favourite.

Makes 16

Ingredients:

Cake
150g butter
150g Siúcra Caster Sugar
3 eggs
180g plain flour, sifted
50g fine polenta
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp poppy seeds
1 medium orange, zest and juice
3 to 4 tbsp milk

Drizzle
1 medium orange, zest and juice
100g Siúcra Caster Sugar

To decorate
Thin slices of orange (simmered on a stock syrup) & mint

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C /Fan 160°C /Gas 4.
2. Line the base and sides of a 20cm x 20cm baking tin with baking parchment.
3. Cream the butter and Siúcra Caster Sugar together until light and fluffy.
4. Add the eggs, one as a time, beating after each addition.
5. Combine the flour, polenta, baking powder and poppy seeds together.
6. Then fold these into the egg mixture.
7. Add the orange juice and zest. If it is too stiff, add a few tablespoons of milk.
8. Pour the mixture into the tin, spread evenly and bake for about 25 minutes. To check if it is cooked insert a skewer into the centre. When it comes out clear the cake is ready.
9. Just as the cake comes out of the oven, stir the Siúcra Caster Sugar, orange zest and orange juice together and while the cake is still hot, pour the topping over.
10. Cool the cake in the tin for 15 minutes before removing to a rack.
11. Slice into 16 squares when cool.

RECIPE FROM SIÚCRA AND CATHERINE FULVIO

Catherine Fulvio the award-winning cookbook author has developed a series of sweet and savoury mini recipes exclusively for Siúcra, to showcase the functionality and breadth of the product range as well as demonstrating how fun, quick and easy it is to make delicious dishes from scratch, regardless of ability.

For more information on Siúcra products and/or recipes visit Siúcra’s Facebook page or www.siucra.ie.

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