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bdnewell is looking for: (2 recommendations)
When I was growing up my grandmother made a cornbread that was baked in the oven but I remember it having the consistency of a heavy cheesecake rather than the standard crumbly cornbread we have today. Over the years the recipe has been lost. Does anyone have any similar recipes to this description?

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Last updated: Nov. 19, 2012 4:08 pm
Posted: Nov. 19, 2012 8:20 am
 
Commented by: nanny129
Nov. 19, 2012 8:35 am
could it have been corn pudding and not cornbread??
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Heather
Nov. 19, 2012 8:41 am
nanny - what is corn pudding? (going to look up a few recipes now)
 
bdnewell
Nov. 19, 2012 8:44 am
I think it could almost be called a cross between the two. I have a corn pudding recipe made with very creamed corn. This one I'm referring to is a very smooth, almost a hard cheesecake type dish. I know it was fifty years ago, but I can still remember it. Unfortunately when I got all of my mother's recipes there was nothing in the collection like that. I'm hoping that my grandmother didn't just put things together and never write it down! Which of course, she could have!
 
nanny129
Nov. 19, 2012 8:54 am
my nanny did corn pudding just using the "scraping" of the cob-- hence the pudding- the cut off part would be for another meal-- the recipes here call for boxed mix- so i would just go with my regular cornbread mixture and add to
 
Lilcat
Nov. 19, 2012 8:59 am
It sounds like corn pudding to me too bdnewell.
 
nanny129
Nov. 19, 2012 9:01 am
she always used cream or buttermilk- extra eggs and of course back then- bacon grease or lard-- i think you just have to play with it til you get it like you want- maybe "drain" a can of creamed corn & use the creamy part- nannys never had the kernals either
 
nanny129
Nov. 19, 2012 9:02 am
oh - and cornstarch- i remember that- because she let me stir it--
 
Ruth Rae
Nov. 19, 2012 9:31 am
Sounds like "spoon bread". It is made in a dish and served with a spoon.
 
bdnewell
Nov. 19, 2012 11:46 am
I know it wasn't spoon bread. Nanny129, how much cornstarch would you think? I'm thinking that my be it...
 
bdnewell
Nov. 19, 2012 11:46 am
Ruth Rae, I'm sure it wasn't polenta, but that's a good suggestion....
 
Commented by: Linda (LMT)
Nov. 19, 2012 10:29 am
got me thinking ... she could have been making Polenta *** http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/08/health/nutrition/08recipehealth.html?_r=0
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bdnewell
Nov. 19, 2012 11:47 am
Sorry...Linda....I don't think it would have been polenta....not back in the 1950's on the Eastern Shore of Virginia....
 
sassyoldlady
Nov. 19, 2012 4:06 pm
http://www.recipelink.com/msgbrd/board_1/2008/JAN/7232.html
 
sassyoldlady
Nov. 19, 2012 4:08 pm
http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/1994/old-fashioned-spoon-bread
 
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