This Creamy Polenta with Pear Bowl is inspired by my Aunt Patrizia who has cooked it for my girls when they were little and we’ve cooked it ever since!

I love porridge in the morning but I do need a change from time to time so this is great. I buy organic quick cook polenta which only takes a few minutes and I love the creaminess of this. Top with fruit, nuts or dried fruits…it’s so yummy!

Creamy Polenta Bowl with Pear

Ingredients: makes 2

3 cups water

1 cup yellow polenta

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 ripe pear, sliced thin

1 tablespoon coarsely chopped pistachios

small handful dried cranberries

1 tablespoons honey

100ml Almond milk

 

Instructions:

Check the directions on your particular box of polenta, as the coarseness, ratios and cooking times may vary.

Bring water to a boil.

Add salt and turn burner down to a simmer.

Add  dried polenta in a stream, whisking constantly so no lumps form.

Polenta will begin to thicken immediately.

Whisk occasionally for about 6 to 8 minutes.

Add milk to the polenta and whisk over flame until your desired consistency is reached.

Top polenta with pear slices, nuts, cranberries, honey and as much milk as you like.

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Dani Binnington

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