The Islands JOHNNY CAKE!!

By • November 2, 2013 6 Comments

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Author Notes: My tasty Caribbean Johnny cakes are a must have on the Islands of the blue sea, Johnny cakes are one of the most favorite dishes made in my Country, This yummy simple dish can be used for breakfast , or lunch.Moria T

Serves 4

  • 3 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2-4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of room temp butter of choice
  • 1 ½ cups Vegetable oil
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and work in the butter with your fingers
  2. Add 1 cup of vegetable oil to the dry ingredients
  3. Add ¼ cup of oil at a time until you have a soft dough
  4. Sprinkle some extra flour onto a flat surface and knead the dough.
  5. Knead until the dough is well blended
  6. Feel free to sprinkle additional flour on the surface as needed.
  7. After completing all the steps allow dough to sit in a clean bowl covered with a towel for at least 30 minutes.
  8. After dough has rested, heat oil in frying pan and sprinkle the rolling surface again.
  9. Create small balls and roll out dough into circles with a rolling pin or the palm of your hand.
  10. Be sure to not make them too thin.
  11. Pierce each piece with a fork several times or cut slices and then drop in hot oil.
  12. Fry on each side until golden brown.
  13. Allow to cool and drain on paper towel or brown paper bag.
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about 7 hours ago Lyn Grant

this recipe is missing something... I dont know water or milk ...something!


8 days ago E Davidson

A true jonnicake uses only a dash of butter, Where did you get all this oil from ???? makes one sick !!! second time I have seen this and there's no way it can be healthy


3 months ago Cheryl grant

Wish I had read the comments when I had misgivings about adding a cup of oil to the dry ingredients. This must be someone's idea of a joke.


5 months ago Felix A. Fradera

Bad, bad, bad. Turn this post down and revise the recipe.


6 months ago Ticketytwo

I have to agree with the other poster. I thought the oil was odd but I tried it anyway. I'm glad I halved the recipe because it was inedible


7 months ago D'Lovely Gibson

The use of oil in this recipe is all wrong. You won't get a dough by adding 1.5 cups of oil to this amount of flour. The batter disintegrated in the hot oil. Found better recipes that use milk instead.