Summer-sweet corn and buttermilk come together to make this soufflé from Smoke & Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a new Southern Kitchen. Boosted with a cup of cornmeal, this dessert takes the satisfying density of spoonbread and lightens it with a meringue.
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These single-serving sweets from Smoke & Pickles combine the creamy softness of spoonbread (a kind of cornmeal pudding) with the airy lightness of a French soufflé. Made with fresh corn and buttermilk, but of course
Imagine if Yorkshire pudding, cornbread, and soufflé could all get together and have a lovechild, that child's name would be spoonbread
If Yorkshire pudding, cornbread, and soufflé could all get together and have a lovechild, that child's name would be spoonbread.
In my family, we have a Christmas morning tradition of feasting on French toast casserole, bacon, and generous pours of maple syrup. Sometimes there are a few grapefruits tucked into plates, but it is mostly a sweet, decadent affair. After making LocalSavour's Warm Custard Spoon Bread from the new Food52 Cookbook, I may make a case for changing up the main course. This spoon bread won the "Best Holiday Breakfast" contest, and with very good reason--this bread is magic. Somehow, the process of whisking together a loose cornbread batter, pouring it into a hot pan, and topping it off with a generous pour of heavy cream yields a three layer masterpiece made of custard, cake, and cornbread. Surely there must be some baking science behind it, but I'm content to leave that to the experts. Magic spoon bread is just fine by me.
The words "spoon bread," "magic," and "breakfast" were just too enticing to pass up. This spoon bread is sweet, savory, creamy, and everything else you'd want in a holiday breakfast treat.
Corn's been out of season awhile now, but it's still a traditional side at some Thanksgiving celebrations, and was likely present at the first harvestime celebration feast in Plymouth. Whether in a creamy custard or casserole, corn dishes add a little more sweetness and richness to an already decadent meal.
[Illustration: Helen Jane Hearn] Named after the color of the boss risen from the dead in the seminal zombie flick Weekend at Bernie's II, this creamy, sweet, light spoonbread is the perfect accompaniment to to the highly-flavored oven-braised ribs served...
While your other correspondents were dolled up and hobnobbing at the Beard Awards Sunday night, I was just a few blocks and a world away, wearing an old Mexican dress and perusing The James Beard Cookbook. I thought I should...
The following recipe is based on Susan Spicer's mom's spoon bread but "jazzed up" a bit with the addition of onion, garlic, and a cup of grated white cheddar cheese that gets mixed into the batter as well as sprinkled...