Soft-Center Spoon Bread

Soft-Center Spoon Bread

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 47 min
  • Total: 57 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

This recipe for spoon bread is crusty on the outside and soft in the center. If you select to use stone-ground yellow cornmeal it will give the bread more of a soufflé-like texture.


  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal, stone-ground if desired
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk plus 1/2 cup milk divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place the cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt and baking powder into a large bowl and stir to combine. Add the egg and the 1 cup of milk and continue to mix until thoroughly blended.
  3. Place the butter into an 8-inch square baking dish and place in the oven for a few minutes to melt.
  4. Remove the pan and evenly distribute the butter along the bottom of the pan to coat. Transfer the batter to the pan and then pour 1/2 cup milk over the top.


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