The Islands JOHNNY CAKE!!

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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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10 days ago Nastassia Liz Auguiste

This is a disaster. Don't waste your time and ingredients on this. Whoever created this recipe doesn't know anything about johnny cakes or batter.


about 1 month ago Lyn Grant

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


about 1 month 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


4 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.


10 days ago E Davidson

Cherry, this must be a Jam-a-kan thing! with all that oil!! little do these people know, the oil is not a part of the origional recipe. If you like, use a little more real butter!! Its healthyer!! Also note that Sugar was never really a part of the recipe either, however, I like that touch. Jonniecake was poor man easy to make bread without an oven, and was origionaly cooked on an open flame coalpot. Yes this was old time poor people back yard bread. I come from Bequia, and we still do jonniecake at the beach on an open fire, and, they are called stonies!! Remember the name. Now one more thing!! most folks in the windward Islands DO NOT deep fry jonniecake, If fried they are slow cooked and turned in shallow cooking oil. till golden brown on both sides with a white band around the middle above the oil. Stonies are roasted on a fire and usually begin to blacken on both sides, they are usually mads a little smaller for faster cooking, but once you have had them that way, its hard to go back to deep frying!! trust me


10 days ago E Davidson

One more thing. you can also make the dough into a larger ( 6 inch ) or so patty , about 1/2 inch thick and let stand a while then place in a pre heated 350 oven .for about 45 minutes. These are called Jonniebakes!! Bad ass food!!


6 months ago Felix A. Fradera

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


7 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


8 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.