Southern Delight: Spoon Bread with Aromatic Fig Compote

Spoon Bread is a sweet dish from the southern United States and is made with ingredients such as cornmeal, milk, and heavy cream. In this recipe, aromatic fig compote with cloves, cinnamon, oranges, and, of course, STROH is served alongside. Enjoy your meal!

Ingredients for 4 Servings

For the spoon bread

  • 250 ml milk
  • 250 ml heavy cream
  • 50 ml STROH 80
  • 50 g butter
  • 125 g corn flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 6 egg whites
  • 50 g sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • butter for greasing
  • flour for dusting
  • icing sugar for serving


For the fig compote

  • 10 figs
  • 50 g sugar
  • 2 cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • zest of 1 organic orange
  • juice of 3 oranges
  • 50 ml STROH 80



For the spoon bread

  • Preheat the oven to 190 °C top and bottom heat.
  • Grease a mold with butter and dust with flour.
  • Separate eggs.
  • Bring milk and cream to a boil. Add butter and STROH.
  • Pour hot liquid over corn flour. Stir well, add egg yolks and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Beat egg whites and sugar until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold in egg whites and baking powder into the corn dough. Mix gently.
  • Pour dough into the mold and bake for 35 minutes until golden brown.
  • Dust with sugar before serving.


For the fig compote

  • Zest one orange.
  • Squeeze the juice from three oranges.
  • Cut figs into quarters.
  • Melt sugar in a pot and let it caramelize. Add orange juice and let it boil until sugar dissolves again.
  • Add remaining ingredients and cook for 10 minutes.


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