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Southern Buttermilk Spoon Bread

Categories: Comfort Foods, Kid-friendly, Sweet
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

This "buttermilk" spoon bread is a rich combo of milk, eggs, and cornmeal. It uses both baking powder and baking soda to rise, rise, rise!

Serves: Serves: 6


  • 1 cup Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk Powder
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) yellow cornmeal
  • 2 eggs or equivalent in egg substitute
  • 2 tablespoons Land O Lakes no-fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine dry milk powder, cold water, and vinegar. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, bring hot water to a boil. Gradually stir in cornmeal, using a wire whisk.
  4. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Place saucepan on a wire rack and let set for 15 minutes.
  6. Add milk mixture, eggs, sour cream, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well to combine.
  7. Spread mixture into prepared baking dish.
  8. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Divide into 6 servings.

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY ACROSS AMERICA by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 2000 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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