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Johnycakes are as staple to Bahamian cuisine as bread is to America and tortillas to Mexico. Sometimes called Johny Bread, Johnycakes are easy to prepare. They make a great accompaniment to any Caribbean stew or curry meal.

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Johnycakes Recipe-


(6 to 8 servings)

  1. In a medium-sized bowl sift together the flours, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  2. Use a fork to cut in the shortening.
  3. Create a well in the center of the mixture, then add in the milk, water, and eggs, and mix and blend together until you have a smooth dough.
  4. Place the dough on a floured board, knead lightly and, using a floured rolling pin, roll the kneaded dough out into a 10″ circle.
  5. In a 10″ to 12″ skillet, over low to medium heat, melt 2 tbsp, of butter.
  6. Add the dough into the skillet and cook for about 6 – 7 minutes.
  7. Spread the top of the cooking dough with 2 tbsp. of melted butter and then flip it over; cook for an additional 5 minutes, until a pleasant golden brown color.
  8. Serve your Johnycakes while nice and hot, with soft butter on the table to spread over the serving slices.

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