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Texas Spoon Bread Recipe

Texas Spoon Bread Recipe

This Southern dish has appealing down-home flavor. A sizable serving topped with butter is a treat. When I was growing up, Mother baked it to go with soups and stews. I always thought her spoon bread was the best. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs, separated


  • 1. In a large saucepan, heat milk to 180°; stir in cornmeal. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in the butter, sugar, salt and baking powder.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks. Gradually stir a small amount of the hot mixture into yolks; return all to pan and mix well. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold egg whites into hot mixture until well blended. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until well puffed. Use a spoon to serve. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 216 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 521 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.