Southern Spoonbread

by , Updated April 10, 2017
fluffy spoonbread
Diana Rattray

This soft spoonbread is a cornbread served with a spoon, similar to a cormeal mush or pudding.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


  1. Heat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Combine salt and cornmeal. Add slowly to boiling water, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Combine vinegar and milk; add 1 1/2 cup of milk mixture to cornmeal mixture; blend well.
  3. Add eggs and melted shortening; stir to blend well. Dissolve baking soda in remaining 1/2 cup of vinegar and milk mixture. Add to cornmeal mixture and stir until completely blended. Pour into greased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Bake at for about 30 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately with a spoon.

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