Torta Di Polenta

Course : Italian
Serves: 10
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2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons margarine -- softened
2 large egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 3/4 cups yellow cornmeal
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
1 spray vegetable cooking spray
3/4 cup frozen blackberries -- divided
3/4 cup frozen raspberries -- divided
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened orange juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons chambord (raspberry liqueur)

Preparation / Directions:

For the Cake: 1. Cream sugar, margarine and egg yolks together at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla; beat at low speed until blended. 2. Combine cornmeal and next 5 ingredients. With mixer on low speed, add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with cornmeal. Pout into a 9" round cake pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until wood pick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes, remove from pan and cool on rack. Serve with Two-Berry Sauce. For the Sauce: 1. Position knife blade in food processor; add half of the berries, water, and orange juice. Process 1 minute or until smooth. 2. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan, stirring well. Gradually add berry puree, stirring with a wire whisk until blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat, cook 1 minute or until thickened. Add remaining berries and Chambord; heat thoroughly. Yields: 1 1/4 c. Serving information: Source: Cooking Light Magazine, October 1993

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