Can you please share your recipe for cornbread custard?
And your recipe for the Baked Beans that you also served with that same dinner.
It's Marion Cunningham's recipe from The Breakfast Book. If you ever see a copy of that book I highly recommend buying it.
Mine is falling apart and EVERY recipe is EXCELLENT!
Custard-Filled Cornbread (The Breakfast Book by Marion Cuningham)
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup heavy cream
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch square (or 9-inch round) cake pan that is about 2-inches deep. Put the buttered dish or pan in the oven and let it get hot while you mix the batter.
Put the eggs in a mixing bowl and add the melted butter. Beat until the mixture is well blended. Add the sugar, salt, milk, and vinegar and beat well. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, mix just until the batter is smooth and no lumps remain.
Pour the batter into the heated dish, then pour the cream into the center of the batter—don’t stir. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve warm with maple syrup.
Variation: I also serve this as a side dish for supper or dinner on occasion and I add 2 cups of frozen corn kernels to the batter and pour it into a bit bigger baking dish. Our kids all love it, but they don't know that the secret is in the cream (ir they probably wouldn't consider indulging.)
My baked beans are just canned pork and beans or any other canned baked beans, enhanced with about these amounts for a 29 ounce can of beans:
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons sorghum or dark molasses
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 Tablespoons tomato paste or 1/4 cup ketsup
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2/3 cup chopped sweet yellow onion
1/4 pound bacon lardons, fried to your liking and drained on paper towelling
Combine all these ingredients together in a greased baking dish you will bake the beans in and stir to mix well.
Pour in the canned baked beans and mix.
Bake at 350 degrees or whatever temp your other dinner dishes are baking at until bubbly, about 45 minutes.
Adding about 1/2 cup or applesauce or apple butter is a pleasant change.
Thanks, Lurah, that bean recipe is different from any I have seen, made, or tasted. I'm definitely going to give it a try. Is it safe to assume "lardons" are slices? And which brand of canned beans do you use (I'm sure that's important to the end result)?
I have the butcher slice the bacon strips into 1/2" wide slices and fry them up in a saucepan.
Save the bacon grease if you ever use it for other savory dishes.
Van Kamps' pork and beans, Bush's, any baked beans work fine. Just I have never use dried beans with this or white Northern Beans, - those are other family favorite recipes to make baked beans from "scratch" or doctor up cooked white beans to make them "baked beans".
Thanks for the inquiry. I thought everyone probably doctored up beans like my Mom and Grandma did. I know it sure helps if I take them to a potluck to empty the dish compared the beans that were warmed as is from the can!
Can you believe I didn't eat baked beans until I was in college? All those years I passed them by, what a loss.
The vinegar or a bit of crushed pineapple in them is suppose to act like BEANO.
'Tis but recently that I ate baked beans. When I was six, at a church social, they served baked beans. Well, I had only eaten pinto or bollita beans and when I took a bite and they were sweet, I was in a dilema. Didn't want to swallow but didn't want to spit them out and insult the contributor, sat there with them in my mouth for what seemed an hour probably more like 30 seconds. Finally swallowed them whole and never again touched bbs. Recently went to a family party, a new friend brought bbs, she was so proud, so I took a spoonful. I agree with Lurah, can't believe I had experienced this loss. Now, with diabetes, my bb eating is somewhat limited, now that I would really like to indulge to pigery.
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