Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
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).
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 2⁄3 cup whole milk
- 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.
- Add milk until you get a soft dough (I had to use a bit more than the recipe called for).
- Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.
- 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.
- 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.
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.