February 27, 2012

Loving Corn Pudding!

I had some ham I wanted to make for dinner tonight. I often make a big ham with gravy and freeze slices with the gravy for those nights when I don't know what to make. Its an easy dinner then. I felt like having cornbread but didn't feel like making cornbread. I remembered seeing recipes for Corn Pudding. Now Ive never had that. So I wandered online to see what I could find.

Many are made with packaged corn muffin or bread mix. I didn't want that. I really wanted from scratch. There's not many out there that sounded good tho. So I took the one I thought was pretty good and of course tweaked it my way. My bf said it was yummy and I should make it again, I agree. While we liked it, we felt it needed just a touch of sweet to it so we drizzled a tiny bit of honey on our servings. It was perfect!

And so I used buttermilk in it because I love the flavor of that with cornmeal. And it calls for canned corn but this was really made from scratch tonight.  I used a pt. of corn I canned this summer when I got a bunch fresh from the farms.  It was a great combo. Here's my version which I bet is closer to what they used to make in the country many yrs ago. 

 I love this so much I'm going to have whats left for breakfast the next day or so. I think topped with fruit, warmed and then topped with butter and maple syrup it would be a yummy breakfast. I cant wait!

Corn Pudding Serves 6

6 tbsp butter
3/4 c cornmeal
1 c boiling water
3 lg eggs
2 c buttermilk (you could use reg. milk)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp  pepper
1 can corn kernels (or one pt. of homemade canned)
Honey for serving (next time I may add some to the recipe)

Heat oven to 375F. Put 2 Tablespoons butter into 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Place in oven to melt.

Put cornmeal in a medium bowl. Add boiling water and whisk until smooth. Add remaining 4 tablespoons butter and stir until melted.

In another bowl beat eggs until blended. Beat in buttermilk, then stir in B.powder, salt, and pepper. Beat or whisk into cornmeal mixture, stir in corn. (mine was canned with the milk from the corn like creamed corn so you could just use a can of that if you want. It will be very moist)

 Pour into melted butter in baking dish and bake 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350F and bake 35-40 min longer or until puffed and golden brown on top. Drizzle with honey when served.

1 comment:

Alida said...

Simple and tasty. I love this one. Well done!