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Lady Bird Johnson's Spoon Bread

Spoon bread was a favorite dish of Lyndon Johnson's mother, which she passed on to his wife, Lady Bird. With a fruit salad or a green salad and meat, it makes a perfect lunch.


  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • Butter (the size of a walnut)
  • 3 level teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 level teaspoon salt


  1. Stir cornmeal into 2 cups of milk and let mixture come to a boil, making a mush.
  2. Remove from heat and add balance of milk and well-beaten eggs.
  3. Stir in salt, baking powder and melted butter.
  4. Bake in 2-quart greased casserole for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Serves 8.

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