easy spoon spread

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By Beth Pierce
from Old Monroe, MO

This classic Southern Spoon Bread recipe is a creamy moist cornbread with the consistency somewhere between a soufflé and a pudding. Served hot with a spoon this delicious traditional dish goes great with braised or roasted meats and vegetables.

serves 10
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy spoon spread

  • 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 3 c
    milk
  • 1 c
    cornmeal
  • 3
    eggs beaten
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 c
    sugar

How To Make easy spoon spread

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • 2
    Put butter in a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish and place in the oven.
  • 3
    Heat the milk in a large saucepan until fine bubbles start surfacing around the sides of the pan. Slowly add the cornmeal to the milk whisking to combine.
  • 4
    Once well-combined whisk several tablespoons of the hot corn meal mixture into the beaten eggs and stir to warm the eggs. Repeat again adding several more tablespoons of the hot corn meal mixture and stirring.
  • 5
    Add the warmed (tempered) eggs, salt, baking powder, and sugar to the cornbread mixture stirring to combine. Carefully pour the mixture into the hot casserole dish and bake for 35 minutes or until lightly browned. For best results serve hot.
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