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Old Fashioned Johnny Cake

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Rating: 5/5
2 reviews
1 comment

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   6

recipe id: 48174

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1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons butter
1 beaten egg
1 1/2 cup sweet milk


Sift together dry ingredients. Rub in a piece of butter Stir in egg and milk; batter may be slightly lumpy.

Turn into greased 8 by 8-inch baking pan; bake about 1/2 hour at 375 degrees F. or until inserted pick comes out clean. (In pioneer days, they might stir in some dried berries before baking.)

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373 calories, 7 grams fat, 67 grams carbohydrates, 9 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Best Johnny cake recipe I've ever tried and my Dad was southern born and we ate it a lot when I was little. Wonderful sweetness and I used one can of Sweetened condensed milk (one cup) and a 1/2 cup of 2%. Hubby loved it!

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deb J

In this recipe,it calls for "sweet milk"....does that mean eagle brand condensed sweet milk?

CDKitchen Staff Reply:
Sweet milk is a way that was used to describe what we now refer to as whole milk. It's an "old fashioned" term to go with an "old fashioned" recipe

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This recipe is great! I added dried cranberries, which worked well. I also halved the recipe (so easy to do with the portion calculator) which made at LEAST 5 generous servings. Very easy to prepare.

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