For the cornbread, combine buttermilk, egg, and sour cream. Combine all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and fold in butter at the end. Coat a 6 by 8-inch pan with vegetable spray. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Let cool. Can be made a day ahead.
For the custard: Combine eggs, yolks, maple syrup and molasses. Whip lightly. Combine salt, milk and cream. Bring cream mixture to a simmer. Remove and slowly pour cream into the egg mixture while whisking. Mix until combined.
To assemble pudding, crumble cornbread in a bowl. Mix in custard and let the mixture rest so the cornbread soaks up the liquid. Pour into ramekins and bake in a water bath in a preheated 325-degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
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Recipe courtesy of Brendan Walsh, Elms Restaurant and Tavern