1. Heat oven to 375 degree F. Butter a shallow 2-quart baking dish; set aside.
2. Combine milk and cornmeal in large saucepan. Bring to boil, whisking. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring constantly, 5 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in molasses, flour, and seasonings; add egg yolks. Whisk in baking powder.
3. Beat egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer to soft peaks. Fold whites into cornmeal mixture. Pour into prepared dish. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until center is just set. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and maple syrup. Makes 8 servings.