Project Description

Lemon Polenta Bites

Makes 24
Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes (plus cooling time)


40g plain flour
55g polenta
70g caster sugar
Freshly grated rind of 1 large or 2 small lemons
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 small egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons (40ml) cream
¼ teaspoon vanilla essence
3 teaspoons (15g) unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to moderate, 180°-190°C.
  2. Combine flour, polenta, sugar, rind, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Combine egg, cream, vanilla and butter in a jug and whisk to combine. Pour onto to the dry mixture and mix until just combined.
  3. Spoon into 24 hole mini-muffin pan, filling no more than halfway. Bake into golden and puffed, about 10-12 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool for a few minutes, then turn out and cool on a wire rack.

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