Spoon bread is a traditional side dish often claimed by Kentucky and Virginia, although it's popular throughout much of the South among food enthusiasts, and may actually have originated among native Americans. It's called a bread, but it's also similar to a pudding or soufflé. Most side dishes are not eaten with a spoon, but we think it's appropriate in this case.
3 cups of self-rising yellow cornmeal
2 cups whole milk
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons melted butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except the butter in a large bowl, taking care that the batter is smooth. Add more milk if necessary. Add the butter, stir, and pour the batter into a greased baking dish. Bake for about 30 minutes.
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