Johnny Cake

Mom talked about having Johnny Cake when she was little. They always drizzled it with maple syrup.

Johnny Cake

Given that my grandfather died when Mom was 9 (around the time her brother Gordon died) I suspect that Johnny Cake was a common food due to low cost. These are the things that make memories …

  • 2 cups corn meal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sour milk (see below)
  • 2 Tbsp shortening
  • 2 tsp baking soda

Mix all ingredients well. Place in greased 9×13 cake pan and bake at 350 F. It is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Note: To make sour milk, add 1 Tbsp vinegar to each cup of milk.

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