Polenta is a staple of Northern Italian cuisine, but you will find it an excellent side dish for any meal. It's also wonderful for babies and children.
Make sure to always buy organic Polenta corn grits, because corn is a genetically engineered crop (GMOs). Cornmeal comes in a variety of grades, fine (corn flour for baking), medium and coarse, so be sure to buy the medium grade appropriate for Polenta!
1 cup of organic Polenta Cornmeal
4 cups of water
1 teaspoon of salt
4 tablespoons of the following: butter or Earth Balance
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 earthenware baking dish. Add the cornmeal, water and salt and stir together (they will not congeal but this is fine). Put in the oven for 45 minutes.
After 45 minutes, remove from oven and add butter (or substitute) and stir. Put back in the oven for another 15 minutes.