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Cornbread/Spoonbread recipe without sugar??

CurlieGlamourGirlie Sep 30, 2010 07:20 AM

I want to try this recipe tonight: http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes...
There's no sugar at all in the recipe, which seems a bit odd, but could be perfectly fine. Should I be wary?
Thanks! :)

  1. aching Oct 1, 2010 09:25 AM

    My family's cornbread recipe uses honey, not sugar - does that count?

    1. g
      gilintx Oct 1, 2010 09:22 AM

      Mrs. is a W. Texas girl, and she positively loathes the idea of sugar in her cornbread or spoonbread. She uses bacon grease for her cornbread. Here's the recipe she's used for spoonbread: http://www.ansonmills.com/recipes-cor.... Try it; you'll like it!

      1. c
        CurlieGlamourGirlie Oct 1, 2010 07:15 AM

        I made it according to the recipe, but chickened out and added 1/4c of sugar. I have to admit - it came out delicious! :) I did though, realize I had NO cornmeal, but had polenta and used that instead. Don't know if that makes a difference or not.

        Maybe next time I'll try the recipe as written, but last night I just wanted to make everyone happy!

        1. j
          JaneRI Sep 30, 2010 11:46 AM

          If you want a sweet cornbread, by all means add it. I prefer NO sugar in my cornbread and I'm a Yankee.

          1. LaLa Sep 30, 2010 07:27 AM

            Traditional spoonbread doesn't add sugar....I am from South Eastern Ky which is known for spoonbread

            Here is the recipe for Boone tavern

            Oh I see that is what you have a link to as well.....Boone Tavern is the best spoonbread in the world...that is what spoonbread is suppose to taste like.

            4 Replies
            1. re: LaLa
              CurlieGlamourGirlie Sep 30, 2010 07:34 AM

              Is it better than just regular cornbread? The picture looks yummy. I want to serve it with chili.

              1. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie
                chowser Sep 30, 2010 08:29 AM

                It's kind of a northern/southern thing but I think the southern non-sweet one is better w/ chili.

                1. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie
                  LaLa Sep 30, 2010 06:19 PM

                  It is not like cornbread at all in my opinion.....it is something we serve with "southern plate" not chili. I made it last week and served it with pork chops, collard greens, and mac and cheese.

                  1. re: LaLa
                    Beckyleach Oct 1, 2010 07:57 AM

                    YUM! What a meal. As a displaced Southerner myself (born and raised in Dixie, but lived in Iowa for the past 30 years) I still find it odd that--while Southerners generally put sugar in EVERYTHING else (and too damned much in iced tea; that's one "food" I don't miss) we never, ever put it in our Sacred Corn Bread.

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