spoon bread


: soft bread made of cornmeal mixed with milk, eggs, and shortening and served with a spoon

Examples of spoon bread in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the more wallet-friendly and utterly delicious Pearl, across the street, serves Southern comfort fare like chicken wings confit and jalapeño spoon bread that’s great for sharing. Terry Ward, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Jan. 2024 Our spoon bread recipe calls for beating the egg whites and yolks separately and gently folding the puffy whites into the batter just before baking. Nancie McDermott, Southern Living, 24 Oct. 2023 The chef-owners Rita Sodi and Jody Williams spent years poring over old Shaker recipes and cookbooks as inspiration for its dishes, which include spoon bread, oxtail and ginger cake. New York Times, 23 Apr. 2022 From top: leeks with horseradish cream; roast chicken with potatoes; a serving of spoon bread. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2022 Mochi cheddar hush puppies had the heft and bounce of Southern spoon bread. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 10 June 2021 Meals usually include several starches as well, such as Virginia spoon bread, South African mealie bread, Southern Hoppin' John, Nigerian jollof rice, Accras (Caribbean fritters), or Injera (Ethiopian flatbread). Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 6 Nov. 2020 This souffle-like spoon bread showcases that quality beautifully. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, 10 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spoon bread was in 1847

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“Spoon bread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spoon%20bread. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

spoon bread

: soft bread made of cornmeal mixed with milk, eggs, and shortening and served with a spoon
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