Johhny Cake

Johnny Cakes

A breakfast staple the Johnny Cake split with a bit of butter a slice of Ham and some cheese yum yum. In the Caribbean and Belize these are very popular, easy to make so why not give them a go.

4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons butter at room temperature, cut in small pieces
1 cup coconut milk or coconut cream

Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add the butter, and pulse with a food processor till a well mixed.
Stir in coconut milk and using the dough attachment knead quickly until forming a smooth ball that easily detaches from the container.
Divide the dough into balls the size of a golf ball. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let stand for 10 minutes.
Slightly flatten the balls. Prick in several places with a fork.
Preheat oven to 400F. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes by placing the baking sheet towards the lower part of the oven. Then, place baking sheet near the top and bake for another 5 minutes.  When nice and brown pop on a rack to cool.

Originally called Journey Cakes, Caribbean wife’s made them for their menfolk because the lasted a good few days and were great for the Journey. Now Known as Johnny cakes all over.

 

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