Memmie's Spoonbread

We used Quaker yellow cornmeal for a smooth, creamy texture.

Yield: Makes 10 to 12 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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


  1. Pour 3 cups boiling water gradually over cornmeal in a large bowl, stirring until smooth. Add salt and butter, stirring until well blended; let stand 10 minutes. Gradually stir in milk and eggs. Stir in baking powder. Pour mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
  2. Bake at 375° for 45 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned.
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