4 cups whole milk ~ keep 2 cups aside
1/2 cup yellow corn meal
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter (yes real butter!)
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Heat 2 cups milk until very hot and pour it slowly over the cornmeal in a double boiler and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes, stirring constantly until the mixture is thickened and creamy. Add all but the other 2 cups of milk and mix well. Spoon into a well buttered 1 1/2 quart baking dish , top with the remaining milk and bake at 275 F for 2 1/2 - 3 hours or until set.
NOTE ~ some people put the dish into a pan of hot water to bake. Others just cook it as it. Either way works fine. Ideally it's baked very slowly in an old fashioned bean pot. I used to do it that way but in one my many moves I lost my maternal grandmother's bean pot
I will make this for Thanksgiving and again at Christmas. Good gracious I hope my jeans still fit me in the New Year!