Johnny Cakes (The Bahamas)

Recipe by GiddyUpGo
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 9-12




  • 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.