Admittedly, I’m not familiar with spoon bread. Growing up in South Dakota, we had “Johnny Bread”, aka corn bread, not spoon bread. Unlike spoon bread, corn bread isn’t just made with corn meal, but a mix of flour and corn meal. Cornbread is also sliced, like normal bread, not “spooned”. So, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I made this recipe. My research indicated it was supposed to be more like a pudding or custard-like corn bread. (I’m guessing akin to bread pudding?) However, mine did NOT turn out that way. So far, my pioneer adventure has been rather smooth, with only one minor “bump” in the road. This, however, was a major pot hole! I wasn’t real fond of the final product either, although it tasted okay with maple syrup added.
The problem with these pioneer recipes, is the lack of instructions. As you can see, with the recipe below, the recipe isn’t exactly helpful. While this one is more helpful than most, it’s still quite ambiguous as to how the spoon bread is to be prepared:
Since my first attempt at spoon bread didn’t look or taste anything like custard, I gave it another shot. The result, while slightly better, and more “spoonable”, was still nothing close to pudding or custard. Again, it tasted fine, with maple syrup added, but probably not like proper spoon bread.
Anyway, here’s what I used and what I did. If you’re familiar with spoon bread, perhaps, you can tell me what I did wrong, in the comments! From looking at photos of other spoon bread recipes online, I’m thinking it needed more liquid? Or perhaps the recipe was flawed and needed more eggs? (Other recipes called for THREE or more eggs. This recipe only called for ONE egg) OR, maybe I over baked it? I really have NO idea!
What I used:
Here’s what I did:
I’m tempted to try it again. My instinct is telling me there weren’t enough eggs. What do you guys think? Let me know how I can improve this recipe. Then I’ll try it again and let you know how it goes.
Next month, I move out of the quick bread section, and into the “beverages” section, which should be interesting. Some of the recipes include:
I’ve decided not to do all of the recipes, and will skip some of the punch and shrub recipes in favor of the more “interesting” drinks.