Spoonbread

Recipe by Abby Love for Edible Austin
Photo by Casey Woods

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This creamy spoonbread makes a great side for everything from pork chops to Brussels sprouts. You can use any variety of Barton Springs Mill cornmeal. The Bloody Butcher and Green Oaxacan make particularly dramatic dishes with rich, earthy colors. If you prefer a more traditional cornbread, try our Cast-Iron Skillet Cornbread.

2 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter, plus more for greasing
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup Barton Springs Mill stone-ground cornmeal, any variety
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon(s) baking powder

Heat the oven to 350° and butter a small casserole or soufflé dish.

In a medium saucepan, bring the milk, butter and honey to a boil. Gradually whisk in the cornmeal and stir constantly until the mixture thickens. (This will happen almost immediately.) Remove from the heat.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs with the salt and baking powder. Add a spoonful at a time of the hot corn mush to the eggs, whisking all the while, to temper the eggs so that they don’t curdle.

Once the egg mixture is warm, add the remaining corn mush and whisk until homogeneous. Transfer to the prepared dish.

Bake for 50 minutes to an hour, or until the center looks set and a knife inserted comes out clean. Serve warm with a big spoon.


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Tastiest Flour for Bread

My family and I had a bread tasting at home with different flours from the mill. Ruby Lee came out on top with Yecora Rojo as a near tie.

Rouge de Bordeaux Great in Sourdough Bread

I added some Rouge de Bordeaux whole wheat to the most recent sourdough bread I made. It was DELICIOUS! Superb results.

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Mancan Buckwheat
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In the Refer

I haven’t used this flour yet…in storage [temporarily]. I will make a batch of buckwheat waffles with thick-cut oats added on top while cooking, eat a couple of squares and freeze the balance for another day [not to far off]. Also going to make some noodles…Can’t wait to taste the rich taste of this grain.

Delightful!!

Beautiful, creamy grits with little flecks of red...
Great flavor!! Thank you all so much!!!