Minggu, 03 April 2011

Baked polenta rounds with bocconcini, prosciutto and pesto


4.5cm round pastry cutter


  • 500ml (2 cups) chicken stock
  • 500ml (2 cups) milk
  • 170g (1 cup) polenta
  • 40g (1/2 cup) finely grated parmesan
  • 30g butter
  • Bocconcini, sliced
  • Prosciutto strips
  • Bought basil pesto
  • Method

    1. Bring 500ml (2 cups) chicken stock and 500ml (2 cups) milk to the boil in a large saucepan. Pour in 170g (1 cup) polenta, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to low. Stir for 3-5 minutes or until thick. Stir in 40g (1/2 cup) finely grated parmesan and 30g butter.
    2. Spray a 26 x 16cm slice pan with olive oil to grease. Pour polenta into the pan. Set aside for 4 hours or until set.
    3. Preheat oven to 200ÂșC. Spray a baking tray with olive oil to grease. Use a 4.5cm round pastry cutter to cut 24 discs from the polenta. Place on the prepared tray. Lightly spray the polenta discs with olive oil and bake for 10-15 minutes or until crisp. Top each with a slice of bocconcini, a folded strip of prosciutto and a teaspoon of bought basil pesto.

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