Dinner rolls usually make an appearance at the Thanksgiving dinner table, along with a variety of other side dishes. I enjoy breads of all kinds with a big dinner, from whole wheat rolls to sourdough bread to spoon bread. Spoon bread is a souffle-like cornbread that, as the name suggests, should be scooped and served with a spoon, rather than sliced like regular bread. I’m sharing my recipe for Classic Spoon Bread on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!) this weekend and highly recommend that you give it a try this holiday season! The dish is easy to make and as a wonderful sweet corn flavor that compliments a wide variety of other dishes (including roast turkey), so it is a versatile addition to your table.
Spoon bread can be served plain or with a pat of butter melted on top. You can eat it with gravy or cranberry sauce, if you have those on your table already. While these are good options, my favorite way to eat it is with a drizzle of pure maple syrup on top. The syrup brings a nice sweetness to the slightly savory casserole and makes each bite more delicious than the last.