This was my first attempt at polenta. I like it, but it is my mother Sandie who truly loves it. We always eat it with homemade blackberry jam on the weekends. You can substitute your favorite jam. Top with sweetened sour cream or creme fraiche.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium pan over high heat, bring to boil milk and water. Reduce heat to simmer liquid. Stirring constantly, pour in polenta in a thin, steady stream, breaking up any lumps that form. Stir in 2 tablespoons sugar and salt. Simmer, stirring often, until polenta is soft and creamy, about 30 minutes.

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  • In a small bowl, mix sour cream and 1 tablespoon sugar.

  • Ladle polenta into bowls, and top with about 1 tablespoon of jam and a dollop of sweetened sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; protein 8.3g; carbohydrates 46.9g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 20.4mg; sodium 508.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2007
I thought this was very good. Although the texture is obviously different to me it tasted very much like cornbread. I used honey instead of the sugar to sweeten. Nice breakfast on a cold morning. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2006
I don't know if it's fair for me to give this any star rating at all because my dislike of this may not actually be the recipe's fault. But they require you to give it some stars now so I guess I will rate it in the middle. I just thought it was way too sweet. Some people might like that though and otherwise the texture was good. You may want to lay off the additional sugar if you're concerned about it being too sweet and just get your sweetness from the jam alone. Read More
(11)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2007
I thought this was very good. Although the texture is obviously different to me it tasted very much like cornbread. I used honey instead of the sugar to sweeten. Nice breakfast on a cold morning. Thanks! Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
11/16/2006
I don't know if it's fair for me to give this any star rating at all because my dislike of this may not actually be the recipe's fault. But they require you to give it some stars now so I guess I will rate it in the middle. I just thought it was way too sweet. Some people might like that though and otherwise the texture was good. You may want to lay off the additional sugar if you're concerned about it being too sweet and just get your sweetness from the jam alone. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2008
I love this as a warm breakfast. I leave out the sourcream as I didn't have any the first time I made it so now I just don't bother. I have used blueberry jam and Cherry as well. I think any jam would go great with this. PS-my 18 month old love it too (and I skip the jam for him). Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2006
Thought I'd give this a try and did. Texture was nice. Flavor was OK. Toppings improved the overall taste. Standing in one spot for over 30 minutes stiring and stiring for an OK result somehow detracts from the overall rating. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/11/2008
I was really hoping to love this as we're always looking for new things to add to our breakfast choices but it just wasn't quite what we were looking for. Maybe I've just grown up with WAY too sugar in my oatmeal (this seriously could be the case) but I would have liked this cereal to be much sweeter than it was even with extra sugar added and the jam on top! We might try it one more time with quite a lot more sugar... which is terrible to say! - but I'm not sure. If you don't like things that are super sweet this might be right up your alley though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2008
All in all I prefer plain ole grits with stuff on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2006
Great breakfast item. We sometimes eat it with milk and honey. De-lish!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2006
My husband really liked this. I'm not a big fan of breakfast porridges but even I thought this was pretty good. I served it with raspberry jam and sweetened sour cream. Without those I wasn't a huge fan but with the toppings yum! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2006
This was great. I used Splenda instead of sugar (3 packets) and used 2 cups of each of water and milk instead of 3. Just dandy. Read More
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