Johnny Cakes (The Bahamas)

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by GiddyUpGo

This recipe Is from week 19 of my food blog, "Travel by Stove." I am attempting to cook one meal from every nation on Earth, and The Bahamas are my 19th stop. Johnny cakes are served all over the Caribbean, but they make them a little differently in the Bahamas (without cornmeal).

Top Review by Tori B.

I happened to stumble upon this recipe and decided to give it a try. I'm from the Bahamas and all I can say is you did a great job. It's very close to how the bread is made and the finish product was firm and soft.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together, then cut in the shortening. Work the mixture with your hands until the grains are about the size of rice.
  2. Add milk until you get a soft dough (I had to use a bit more than the recipe called for).
  3. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.
  4. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a greased 9x9 inch pan. You will have to press it down so it fills in all the corners. Poke the top of the dough a few times with a fork.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. You can tell the cake is done when it starts to turn a little golden around the edges.

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