• Course

    Side dish

  • Category

    Pastas & Breads,

  • Cooking technique


  • Level


  • Prep time

    30 minutes

  • Cook time

    35 minutes

  • Total

    65 minutes

  • Amount

    1 pieces

Spoonbread in baking dish

Have you heard of spoonbread, the African-American classic from the southern states of America? This delicious bread is similar to cornbread, but it is softer and fluffier and you serve it as a side dish to scoop out of the baking dish with a spoon. The texture and flavour are unique. Since you’ll be baking this bread recipe in your Big Green Egg, it’ll taste even better than the traditional bread from the oven. So, light the charcoal in your kamado!



  • 2 raw corn cobs
  • 130 g self-rising baking flour
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 150 ml whole milk
  • 30 g sugar
  • 60 g corn flour
  • 150 g butter, plus extra to grease
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g crème fraîche


  1. Light the charcoal in the Big Green Egg and heat to a temperature of 200°C using the convEGGtor and the Stainless Steel Grid.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the corn off the cobs. Sift the self-rising baking flour together with the salt. Set aside.
  3. Bring the corn to a boil with the milk and sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat. Turn down the heat, stir in the cornflour and keep stirring for about 10 minutes while the corn cooks.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and let the corn mixture cool down for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, melt 100 grams of the butter. Grease a 1-litre baking dish with butter.
  5. Stir the eggs into the maize mixture, one at a time, then fold in the crème fraîche, the self-raising baking flour with the salt and the melted butter in turn. Divide the batter between the baking dish.


  1. Place the cold Baking Stone in the EGG and place the baking dish on top of it. Close the lid of the EGG and bake the spoonbread for about 30 minutes until the bread has reached a core temperature of 85°C; you can measure this with the Instant Read Thermometer. Just before the bread is cooked, melt the remaining 50 grams of butter.
  2. Remove the baking dish from the EGG and drizzle the bread with the melted butter. Serve the spoonbread lukewarm with a spoon to scoop it out of the bowl.

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