This is my popular cheesy spoon bread recipe. It is a type of soft non-yeast corn bread filled with mozzarella cheese, although it neither looks, feels, nor tastes like normal corn bread. It is soft like a biscuit rather than crumbly like normal corn bread.
Mix with a fork until uniform:
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp double-acting backing powder
3/4cup yellow cornmeal
Add and stir until blended:
1 beaten egg (I use 1/4 cup egg beaters)
1 cup milk (I use skim)
The cornmeal will stay granulated, this is normal, but there shouldn't be too many clumps (some are fine).
Melt 2 tbsp butter (or low-fat butter substitute) and pour it into a square pie tin. Roll the pie tin around until the butter coats all of the inside surfaces. Into the pie tin put 1/2-1 bag shredded mozzarella cheese (depending on how cheesy you want it). Pour the cornmeal mixture over the cheese and use a fork to make sure the mixture reaches the bottom of the tin.
Put in the oven at 375 promptly (or else the baking powder will stop making bubbles). The instructions for normal spoon bread say 45 minutes, but in my oven it takes half that. When it is done the sides of the bread will pull away slightly from the pie tin. It will likely not get brown on top until it is way overdone, some of the cheese will rise to the top and make it appear white until the cheese burns. The internal temperature should be at least 160 degrees if you use real eggs, it isn't as important for egg beaters since they are pasturized.
When it is done, hold a plate upside-down on the tin and flip the whole thing over. If the butter coated the inside of the tin properly the spoon bread should pop out without much difficulty. Use a table knife to cut into bite-sized (approximately 1 in) square pieces. You can then eat it as-is or butter it before eating it. It is best warm and loses heat fast so you might need to microwave it. It is a good side-dish or appetizer. It has been very popular at parties. It is also filling, 1/2 is enough for a meal for me. I have tried other fillings (such as meat) but nothing has worked as well.