Maryland Spoon Bread

Maryland Spoon Bread

4 cups milk
1/2 cup white corn meal
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

PREHEAT oven to 400°F. Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.

COMBINE milk, corn meal and salt in a medium saucepan; cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat; add egg yolks, butter, baking powder and cheese. Mix well. Put casserole dish in oven to get hot.

BEAT egg whites in a small mixing bowl until stiff but not dry. Fold into corn meal mixture until no traces of white remain. Pour into hot prepared casserole dish.

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.