Bread Baking: Johnny Cake

This recipe for Johnny cake is from the Caribbean, but whenever I think of Johnny cake, I think of the American revolution. I should be dressed like a pilgrim to make this.

Johnny Cake:
3 cups or 375g of flour
2-4 tbsp of sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 ½ tbsp butter
1 cup or 225mL of water.

Add the flour to a large mixing bowl. Add salt, baking powder and sugar. Mix to combine. 

Add the butter and cut it into the dry ingredients. I’m using my hands for this, but you can also use a pastry cutter or two knives. 

Stir in the water. Knead for a minute or two. This will just help the dough stick together better.

Split the dough into pieces and press them down, sticking them with a fork three or four times. You should get about a dozen out of this recipe.

Then, in a pan with about an inch of oil in it, heat on medium heat. Fry the dough on both sides until crispy brown. 

This is how my Johnny cake turned out. However, as you can see, the dough didn’t cook all the way through. I think I had my oil turned up too hot. So, no higher than medium heat. 

However, if this happens to you, you can put the cakes into the oven and bake at 350°F or 180°C for about 5-10 minutes or until they’re baked all the way through. This will cause the cakes to rise a bit whatever hasn’t already been cooked.

Now that they’re actually done, these cakes turned out really simple, but very flavorful. They have a slightly sweet note with the sugar and are actually slightly fluffy. 

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