Sunday, January 25, 2009

Polenta Flowers

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: 24 flowers

6-inch log refrigerated cooked polenta
olive oil
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
tomato sauce for dipping

Cut polenta into 24 slices and use cookie cutters to cut flower shapes from slices. Arrange on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes. Cool slightly and serve with tomato sauce.

Tips and Tricks
Rather than buying premade polenta, I bought a bag of dry polenta and followed the directions on the bag. This option takes longer, but is cheaper.
Make It Healthier
Use natural tomato sauce.
How Kids Can Help
Kids can cut the flower shapes out and sprinkle cheese.
Recipe Source
Parents magazine


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Sarah said...

Oh, I love this idea! I'm totally gonna try this tonight.