8 Spoon Bread Recipes That Turn Corn Into Comfort Spoon bread is comfort food perfection — it's irresistibly soft, moist, and carbohydrate-laden enough to elicit a nice warm nap. It stands at a crossroads between cornbread and casserole: soft yet gritty, subliminally salty and sweet. Create your own natural sourdough starter using just bread flour and water. It takes 10 days until it's ready to use, and Chef John gives feeding instructions for keeping your starter going.