Sunday, February 18, 2007

Grandma's Corn Custard

My husband's grandmother is 103 years old. Although she is as sweet and enduring as ever, she no longer spends time each day cooking and baking. But some of her recipes have been passed down through the family for future generations to enjoy. Her corn custard is a favorite breakfast dish for Sunday mornings! The recipe we use is adapted to gluten free, vegan, and free of refined sugar --- but the results are just as good! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

Corn Custard

In a mixing bowl blend:
1 cup flour*
1 1/2 cups cornmeal
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

In another bowl mix:
1 cup maple syrup
2 eggs substituted**
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 1/2 cups soy milk
1 Tbsp. olive oil

Set aside:
1 - 2 cups additional soy milk

Combine mixtures by adding liquid to dry ingredients. Mix until blended (do not over stir). Pour batter into prepared casserole dish or black iron skillet. Pour 1 - 2 cups of additional soy milk over the top of the batter but do not stir.

Bake at 375 degrees for 35 - 45 minutes. Watch carefully and adjust baking time as needed. The top will be jiggly (not solid) when done. Remove from heat and serve.

*I used garbanzo-fava bean flour.
**EnerG Egg Replacer works well.

***Grandma's recipe uses sour milk, eggs, butter, and sugar. Her version is delicious, but filled with saturated fats.


  1. The bean flours are a little heavier, but not too bad in this recipe. Bob's Red Mill brand has a combo of the two types of beans and it's pretty good.

  2. YAY!! I see it worked, it worked. lol I guess it wasn't too hard, huh? By the way, this looks really tastey. I will have to write this one down, being that I can't copy and paste it. ;0)

  3. Oooh my goodness. My husbands grandma died three weeks before her age of 100!! What speical that your husbands grandma is 103 !!

  4. Hi there - I've included this recipe in this week's Semi-Weekly Gluten-Free Roundup at my blog, Gluten-Free By The Bay. Keep up the great work!

  5. Thank you, By the Bay, for your link to Gracious Hospitality. I have enjoyed your blog for awhile now. Keep up the good work!


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