Old Dominion Spoon Bread

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

My Virginia aunt's old family recipe, thus the name Dominion. It's similar to cornbread in taste, but is much softer and should be served with a spoon, rather than cut. This is a comfort food for me, bringing back memories of my childhood. Delicious served with seafood!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray 9x9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Place cornmeal in pot.
  4. Pour boiling water over cornmeal, stirring to moisten.
  5. Cook cornmeal over low heat for 5 minutes stirring frequently, to form a "mush".
  6. Add salt, baking powder, baking soda, eggs, and buttermilk.
  7. Stir to mix well.
  8. **When you add baking soda and baking powder, this mixture will foam up, so be sure to use a larger pot than you think you'll need.
  9. **Immediately pour batter into prepared 1-1/2 quart casserole casserole.
  10. Bake 50-60 minutes or until set in the middle and lightly browned on top.
Most Helpful

What a delicate version of a cornbread. Can't belive the difference cooking the cornmeal has on the texture. Spoonbread! Wonderful stuff!! Cooked this in a castiron fry pan and served it with maple syrup that we had just finished boiling down today. The grandkids loved it!! Thanks for posting a family treasure.

Aroostook April 13, 2003

I am so sorry, beachgirl. I hate rating things so low, especially old family recipes. But while this had lovely creamy texture, it had WAY too much salt for our taste. Almost inedible. Sorry! Thanks for letting me try something so interesting. Sorry it did not work out for us.

ladypit December 28, 2004