6 cup water
1 tsp salt
2 cup polenta flour
3 tbs butter (optional)
grated or shredded cheese (parmesan, romano, fontina, or jack)
In large deep pan over high heat, bring water and salt to a boil,
gradually stir in polenta. Reduce heat and simmer gently, stirring
frequently to prevent sticking, until mixture is very thick (about
30 minutes). Stir in butter, if you wish, add salt, if needed.
Butter a deep medium size bowl. Spoon polenta into bowl and let
set for 10 mins. Invert onto a flat plate, mixture will unmold
and hold shape of bowl. Cut polenta into thick slices and serve
hot, topped with more butter and cheese.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.