Pa's Old-Fashioned Johnny Cake / Cornbread

Recipe by Debber
READY IN: 32mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Preheat oven to 425; grease a 13x9 pan.
  • Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl, stir through, make a well in the center.
  • In another bowl, add eggs, milk, and oil all at once; blend well.
  • Add wet to dry ingredients, stir until moistened (don't over-mix or you'll be sorry!).
  • Fold in optional ingredients. Sausage should be in crumbles or bite-size pieces.
  • Pour into prepared pan; rap pan on counter-top several times to bounce out the air-bubbles.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes--top will be golden-brown.
  • Serve with butter and maple syrup.
  • OPTION #1: Add 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese.
  • OPTION #2: Add 1/2 - 1 cup of sweet corn (plain kernels); adds a neat "chewy" texture to the 'cake.'
  • OPTION #3: Add 6 hard-boiled, chopped eggs.
  • OPTION #4: Add 1 pound fried & drained pork sausage (crumbled) or links (bite-size).
  • TIME-SAVING HINT: Gather a handful of 1-quart zipper bags, fill with DRY ingredients, and store in your cupboard. At meal-time, add wet ingredients as described.