Johnny Cake

Contributed by Kateri Dupuis. Traditionally in many families of French Canadian origin, johnny cake accompanies pea soup and makes for a whole meal.


1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 egg

1 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup shortening or oleo


Put baking soda in buttermilk and stir. Sift dry ingredients together. Add egg, buttermilk, and shortening to dry ingredients and beat 1 minute. Put in greased 9"x9" pan. Bake in 425 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

22 February 1998

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