Organic Shop in Christchurch

Polenta or Pizza Base

2 cups polenta
5 cups water
frozen corn (optional)
salt

Bring water and a pinch of salt to the boil.
Sprinkle in the polenta, stirring all the time, bring back to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring frequently. This gets very thick.
Frozen corn can be added while cooking, or pepper, butter, chopped fresh herbs, crushed garlic, freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Can be served hot at this stage or...

Spoon the mixture onto a wooden board or oiled baking sheet and use wet hands to pat into a flat square.
Leave about 1 hour to set. When it is cool, cut into squares.
Grill in the oven until lightly browned and crispy and dip into tamari, or fry in olive oil for about 3 minutes. On each side until crisp.
Serve hot.

Can also be shaped into flat patties and used instead of bread rolls or flatten into a pizza pan, add tomato paste, garlic, basil and sliced onions, tomatoes and lots of mushrooms.
Bake in a hot oven until the topping is cooked, for a lovely pizza!

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Piko Wholefoods 229 Kilmore Street Christchurch - phone: (03) 366 8116 . email: -

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