Johnny Cakes (The Bahamas)

"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)."
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  • 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.

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  1. 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.


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