Give old-fashioned cornmeal spoonbread a flavor update with the addition of dark chocolate and orange zest.
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup fine cornmeal
2 1/2 cups cold water
3 ounces 70-percent dark chocolate, chopped
Zest of 1 orange (about 1 teaspoon)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Spread margarine along bottom and sides of a 3-quart baking dish. Add sugar, cornmeal, and 2 1/2 cups cold water; stir well with a whisk. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, and stir mixture carefully with a fork or whisk until smooth; bake an additional 15 minutes.
Remove from oven, and stir until smooth. Add chocolate and orange zest; stir until chocolate melts completely. Serve warm or at room temperature.