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Southern Spoon Bread


  • 1 cup white cornmeal
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/4 cup bacon fat or drippings
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 slices bread
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup milk


Scald cornmeal with boiling water. Soak bread in cold water and milk. Separate yolks and whites of eggs. Beat each until light. Mix ingredients in order given, folding in whites of eggs last. Bake in buttered dish in hot oven 50 minutes.


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