Polenta Recipe:

1. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the water and bring it to the boil

2. Sprinkle the polenta into the water steadily while continuously stirring to prevent the formation of lumps

3. After adding all the flour, continue stirring until the mixture is smooth

4. Simmer gently for about 30minutes until the polenta is thick enough to allow a spoon to stand in it (it should however not be dry)

5. Add salt and pepper to taste

6. Grease a shallow ovenproof dish of about 230mm in diameter

7. Spoon the polenta into the dish

8. Using a spatula, shape the polenta to form a flat cake

9. Mark out 6 wedge-shaped equal portions on top of the polenta

10. Let the polenta chill for about an hour

11. Cut the polenta apart along the marked sections

12. Spoon the melted butter over the polenta and sprinkle it with the grated cheese

13. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25minutes or until the polenta is golden brown

14. Serve hot

List of ingredients required:

(serves 6 people)

3 oz (75g) melted butter
Freshly ground black pepper
8 oz (225g) polenta flour
1 litre water
4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

The oven should be preheated at a temperature of 375F (190C)