Memmie's Spoonbread

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Stand: 10 Minutes
Bake: 50 Minutes


3 cups boiling water
2 cups cornmeal
1/2 cup butter, cut up
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups milk
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon baking powder


Pour 3 cups boiling water gradually over cornmeal, stirring until smooth. Add butter and salt, stirring until smooth; let stand 10 minutes. Gradually stir in milk and lightly beaten eggs. Stir in baking powder. Pour mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Bake at 375° for 45 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned and set.