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Johnny Cake Recipe
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Johnny Cake

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"This is a very old time recipe. My great grandparents used to eat this in a bowl with milk on it."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.
  2. Sift cornmeal and flour together and spread thinly on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until lightly brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool. Raise oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal mixture, salt, sugar and baking powder. Pour in shortening and milk; stir to blend.
  4. In a separate large bowl, beat egg white until stiff. In a third bowl, beat egg yolk then fold into egg white. Gently stir flour mixture into beaten egg. Pour into prepared baking pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, until golden brown.
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  • PREP 1 hr
  • COOK 45 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 45 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 18, 2005

Easy recipe with a great reward!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 17, 2010

Did not like at all. Thought it took to much effort for the result. Still looking for a good johnny cake. will try the other one on this site.

 

6 Ratings

Aug 03, 2011

My first review didn't show up, so here it goes again! I found almost the exact same recipe for this but it was made into pancakes! I loved it! It had double the amount of milk and I used honey instead of sugar. I mixed all the ingredients together and cooked it on a griddle, just like pancakes...also called 'Johnny Cakes'... I served it with a fried egg ontop and sprinkled it with bacon salt and green onions, as you can see in my photo! We loved it!

 
Apr 18, 2005

my mother and I really enoyed making and eating this cake

 
Oct 21, 2008

I added 1/2 cup grated coconut and it was good. very easy to make.

 
Jan 30, 2012

My husband fondly talks about his grandmother making johnny cakes so my children and I surprised him and served them along side of a hearty chili for dinner. The cakes were so tasty. I used 1 TSP of honey instead of sugar like someone else suggested. I also used 1 cup of cold lowfat buttermilk. I just mixed everything together -- although I did whisk the egg white. I cooked them like pancakes on an electric griddle -- went very fast. The children (9 and 11) were able to turn the cakes on the griddle -- they had a blast. My husband raved about them and seemed so pleased. Thank you EDSELS1959 -- we really enjoyed this recipe. GML

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 81 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 142 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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