PARTNER POST — Grilling season is here and it is time to explore Italian grilling with authentic ingredients from Colavita.
This soft polenta cake is served with grilled apricots and raspberries that have taken a soak in raspberry vinegar. A scoop of ice cream, a drizzle of balsamic glace and fresh basil complement the flavors and work together to create a fantastic balance — sweet, savory, tart and creamy.
By Dianna Muscari
As much as I love summer cookouts, when I think “grill” I often think “meat.” And yeah, I like a good turkey burger or tasty chicken kebab, but you know that my heart belongs to just about anything falling into the category of “dessert.” Every party needs a little something sweet, and there’s no need to turn off the grill when it’s time to serve dessert at your grilling get-togethers this summer!
Thanks to my friends at Colavita, I had an arsenal of amazing, authentic Italian goodies to inspire me as I pondered ways to move dessert prep from oven to grill.
Olive Oil Polenta Cake is served with grilled apricots and raspberries that have taken a soak in fragrant raspberry vinegar. A scoop of vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of tangy balsamic glace and some fresh basil complement the flavors and work together to create a fantastic balance — sweet, savory, tart and creamy.
This cake is just about foolproof; ideal for last minute baking. The texture of the cake is intriguing with its slightly crackly crust and moist chewy interior, polenta adding a little crunch and a hint of cornbread-like flavor to the mix.
The apricots become slightly soft and caramelized when grilled, and they are nothing short of heavenly when eaten with a bite of vanilla ice cream and balsamic glace.
Dianna Muscari blogs about her cooking and antics on The Kitchen Prep. A self-taught cook and baker, Dianna shares with her readers the messes and successes she encounters in the kitchen. Along with her recipes - which range from healthy to hearty to downright decadent - Dianna shares anecdotes about life, marriage, travel, and living in Florida. Her conversational writing style draws you into her kitchen for a meal and a laugh as she navigates through life one recipe at a time.