Photo by Tamara West
I tried polenta for the first time on a freezing cold night at a restaurant high up on a hill above Lake Como in Italy that we had to trek 20 minutes to get to. The cooked polenta was just poured on a wooden board and served with a long wooden knife. It is soft, hot and cheesy — perfect food for kids.
- Bring milk, water and salt to the boil in a large saucepan. Sprinkle in the polenta while whisking.
- Keep stirring as it begins to thicken, cook for 5 minutes.
- Mix in the cheese, butter and olive oil, and serve while hot and soft.
To see step-by-step instructions click here.