Virginia Spoon Bread
This born-and-raised Virginia gal couldn't resist sharing a classic, easy side dish recipe for old fashioned Virginia Spoon Bread!
Servings 6 people
- 1 cup boiling water*
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup milk, plus 3 tablespoons, divided
- Optional, for serving: extra butter and honey!
Place a medium baking dish (about 8 inches square) in a cold oven. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. The dish will warm up while the oven heats.
Meanwhile, stir cornmeal into boiling water. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Add salt. Dissolve baking powder in 3 tablespoons of milk. Add the baking powder mixture to the remaining 1 cup of milk. Add milk and baking powder mixture to the cornmeal.
Butter the hot baking dish. Transfer mixture to the buttered dish. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes. Serve spoon bread warm from the oven!
*I microwave the water on HIGH in a microwave-safe bowl for 2 ½ - 3 minutes, or until you see the water boiling.
Serving a Larger Crowd? Double the ingredients and prepare the spoon bread in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
Serving: 1/6 of the recipe | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 430mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1.2mg