The recipe I use is from Christiana Campbell's Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg. If you ever get a chance to eat there or in any of the taverns in the Colonial area, it's wonderful!
Colonial Williamsburg Spoonbread
1 1/2 cups cornmeal
3 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
4 eggs, beaten well
1 tablespoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In the bowl, combine the cornmeal, salt, and sugar. With an electric mixer on medium to low speed, add the boiling water and butter and mix for about 5 minutes.
Add the milk and beaten eggs and mix for another 5 minutes. Allow mixture to cool for about 5 minutes.
Turn the mixer on low and add the baking powder and mix until well incorporated.
Pour mixture into a buttered skillet or 2-quart casserole and bake for 30 to 45 minute an the center has set.
Serves about 6 to 8.
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