A cobbler made with a thick, pancake-like batter? Really?
What better way to top off the Kentucky Derby than with a slice of chocolate-walnut-bourbon pie? None, as long as you rein in the runaway sweetness.
We remember our grandmother's spoonbread as a tall, creamy custard packed with sweet corn, but we couldn't find a recipe that replicated it. So we created our own.
Emma Rylander Lane of Clayton, Ala., first published the cake recipe that bears her name in 1898, after it had won the blue ribbon at a country fair in Columbus, Ga. Her cake became nationally famous when it was featured in Harper Lee's 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Tennessee Stack Cake looks impressive, but the roots of this regional recipe are really quite humble.