Posted in Baking Day, Recipes

Lemon Polenta Buns

Every magazine I open lately has someone or other decrying sugar.  I can’t see myself ever abandoning any food stuff and cutting it out of my diet for good – definitely not sugar.  I stay away from artificial sweeteners and additives when I can but I adore sugar.  Real sugar, real food, real good.  I need a little sweetness in my life and I will never give it up.  These buns are tasty and filling and they’re also gluten-free.
12 lemon polenta buns
tray of iced lemon polenta buns
three lemon polenta buns on plate
lemon polenta bun cut open

Lemon Polenta Buns
You will need:
140g butter
140g light brown sugar
120g polenta
30g ground almond
30g corn flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
3 tbsp natural yoghurt
1 lemon
100g cream cheese (I used Philadelphia)
225g icing sugar
Pre-heat the fan oven to 160C.
Line a bun tray with 12 cupcake cases.
Use an electric mixer to beat the butter and brown sugar together.
Put the polenta, ground almond, corn flour and baking powder  into a bowl together and mix to combine.
Beat the 3 eggs together in a bowl.
Add half the polenta mixture into the beaten butter and sugar and begin to mix with the electric mixer adding in half of the beaten egg.
Add the remaining polenta mixture and flour and mix well.  Use a spatula to mix in the natural yoghurt.
Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and prick all over with a cocktail stick.  Pour over juice of half the lemon and leave the buns to cool.
When ready to decorate mix together the cream cheese, sieved icing sugar and juice of half a lemon and combine until smooth.  Poor spoonfuls of the creamy lemon icing over the buns.
‘Til next time, Sheila.


Irish Author - Dubut romantic fiction novel 'Good Enough' published in 2021. 'Gimme Dinner' a collection of 50 great dinner recipes published in 2022. 'Enjoy' published by Mercier Press in 2016 .'Gimme the Recipe' published in 2012. Work in admin of our Food Safety Consultancy business - Industrial Management Systems with my husband Denis.

3 thoughts on “Lemon Polenta Buns

  1. Hi Sheila, great to hear from you. Can you please advise where polenta is available?
    Any news on your new book?


    1. Hi Colette, the last bag of polenta I bought was in SuperValu. Should be available in the major supermarkets or health stores. You can use it for savoury and sweet dishes so very versatile. The new book ‘Enjoy!’ will be in the bookshops in March – can’t wait!! Sheila

      1. Great Sheila thanks. Can’t wait to try them on my ” gluten free ” friends!!

        Can’t wait for the book either. My birthday is in March… now I know what I want as a present!!


Leave a Reply