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    Johnny Cakes

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    30 mins

    25 mins

    5 mins

    Purdy Good Cook's Note:

    Caribbean style biscuit-like cakes that are great for dunking into savoury dishes such as stews or soup. Next time you whip up a batch of soup, make these to go along with it!

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    Serves: 18



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Place first five ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine.
    2. 2
      Make a well in the centre and slowly ad the oil and then the water.
    3. 3
      Gently mix until a lose dough forms. Turn gently on to a very lightly floured surface and gently knead in to a ball.
    4. 4
      Cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
    5. 5
      Shape the dough into a long roll, about 2-3 inches wide; cut into 18 even pieces.
    6. 6
      Shape each piece in to a small ball and then flatten into 1 1/2 inch thick disk.
    7. 7
      Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. When the oil is hot, fry the johnny cakes in batches for 2-3 min per side, or until puffed and golden. Dry on paper towels and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 06, 2009


      I had my doubts but I couldn't believe how tender these were. I am going to try a batch in the oven instead of frying to see how they turn out without the extra oil. This recipe is a winner. I was eating them without anything else, they are so tasty!

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    • on October 02, 2013


      This was my first attempt at jonny cakes and they were delicious! We had them with chili and I tried one drizzled with honey--amazing! They were a little greasy, however. I actually had to add more oil between batches because the first batch soaked it all up! I won't make these to often because they are not very healthy. Taste wise, A+!

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    • on July 12, 2009


      This tastes good, but I had trouble with the recipe. It turned out to be a loose batter, not a dough. Even with an extra half cup of flour, it was still very sticky and I couldn't pat it out. It was sort of like drop biscuits. I also wonder if in step 6, it should be 1 1/2 inches wide, not thick?

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    Nutritional Facts for Johnny Cakes

    Serving Size: 1 (26 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 18

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 63.2
    Calories from Fat 15
    Total Fat 1.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 190.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 1.4 g
    Protein 1.2 g

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