Maryland Bread Recipes

Maryland Beaten Biscuits are unlike any other biscuits and take a workout to make and Spoon Bread goes back to colonial times in Maryland. Give these Maryland Bread recipes a try!

Spoon Bread
Courtesy My Favorite Maryland Recipes by Helen Avalynne Tawes

A classic from Maryland's colonial times!

1 stick butter
2 cups white corn meal
3 cups boiling water
5 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
3 well beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups milk

Add butter to boiling water and gradually stir in corn meal. Cool. After cooling, add to the mixture the sugar, salt, eggs and milk. Mix well and pour into a buttered casserole dish. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Serve hot. Serves 6 to 8.


Maryland Beaten Biscuits
Courtesy The Chesapeake Bay Cookbook by John Shields

These famous biscuits of the Chesapeake Bay region have been made for over 200 years! You'll get a workout with this recipe.

4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. lard or shortening
1 3/4 to 2 cups cold water
1 axe or mallet

Sift the flour and salt together in a bowl. Cut the lard into the flour with the tips of your fingers, working it quickly. Little by little, pour in the cold water until you get a good stiff dough. Place dough on a solid table dusted with flour and make into a ball. Using the flat side of a clean axe or a mallet, beat the dough continuously until it blisters, about a 1/2 hour. This makes the biscuits tender. Form the dough into balls about the size of eggs. Flatten a little bit. Put a few pokes in the center with a fork. Bake in a hot 425° oven for 20-25 minutes. Makes 3 dozen.