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Grains for the holidays: spoonbread

Did you know you can make bread with a variety of Ontario grains? Cornmeal and corn flour are two products made from Ontario corn and can be featured in bread recipes. Spoonbread is a classic southern-style dish that goes perfectly as a side on any holiday table!

Yield: 8 servings

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 35-40 minutes


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup corn flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375℉.
  2. Grease an 8” cast iron skillet or 8” rectangular baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine salt and cornmeal.
  4. Slowly mix in the boiling water.
  5. Add in the melted butter, mix until smooth, and let cool.
  6. Once cool, add in the corn flour and milk and stir until well combined.
  7. In a small bowl, beat both eggs together completely.
  8. Add eggs and baking powder to the flour mixture and mix with an electric mixer or whisk until combined.
  9. Pour batter into pan or skillet, and place in oven.
  10. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Serve, and enjoy!