Quick Polenta Cooking Recipe – Buckwheat Flour Polenta Cooking Recipe

Quick Polenta Cooking Recipe – Polenta Rapida Recipe

Serves 4-6

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (1 liter) water
  • 1 tablespoon (15 g) salt
  • 2 ½ cups (10 oz./300 g) precooked polenta flour for firm polenta
    or
  • 1 ½ cups (7 oz./200 g) precooked polenta flour for soft polenta

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Quick Polenta Cooking Recipe - Buckwheat Flour Polenta Cooking Recipe 2

Quick Polenta Cooking Recipe - Buckwheat Flour Polenta Cooking Recipe 3

Cooking Method

  • Boil the water in a saucepan, add the salt, then remove from the heat. Pour in the flour, mixing continuously with a whisk to prevent lumps forming (1).
  • Replace over the heat and cook for a few moments (see the packet instructions), stirring continuously (2).
  • The polenta is cooked once it comes away from the sides of the saucepan. Spread it onto the polenta board and leave to firm up (3). (Yellow polenta flour has been used in these photographs.)

Buckwheat Flour Polenta Cooking Recipe – Polenta Taragna Recipe

Serves 4-6

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (1 liter) water
  • 1 tablespoon (15 g) salt
  • 3 cups (10 oz./300 g) buckwheat flour
  • 1 stick (4 oz./100 g) butter
  • 1 ½ cups (6 oz./200 g) cheese: raclette or other quick melting variety (traditionally a cheese from the Valtellina called bitto is used)

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Quick Polenta Cooking Recipe - Buckwheat Flour Polenta Cooking Recipe 5

Cooking Method

  • Boil the water in a saucepan. Add the salt, then pour in the flour, mixing continuously with a whisk to prevent lumps forming (1).
  • Let simmer for 45 to 60 minutes, stirring continuously (after the initial phase the whisk can be replaced by a wooden spoon).
  • Add the butter and the cheese in small pieces and cook for an additional 5 minutes (2, 3). Serve immediately on warmed plates.

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