Johnnycake Bahamian-Style

Johnnycake Bahamian-style Recipe

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about 12-16 squares
15 Min
1 Hr


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1/2 c
butter, at room temperature + extra for greasing the pan
3/4 c
granulated sugar
4 c
flour (i usually use pastry flour for unleavened bread)
1/2 c
1/2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
baking powder
3/4 c
milk or coconut milk

How to Make Johnnycake Bahamian-Style


  • 1Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Heat a cast iron skillet in the oven while it preheats and you prep the johnnycake.
  • 2*Use an electric mixer and beat the butter and sugar together until creamy and light yellow. *It is helpful to use a stand up mixer to prepare this recipe if you have one.
  • 3Add the flour, water, salt and baking powder *just* until combined.
  • 4Pour in the milk slowly until the batter is sticky. DO NOT over-mix the batter!
  • 5Carefully grease the cast iron skillet with butter and pour in the batter. Flatten the top.
  • 6Bake 1 HOUR or until the edges of the johnnycake are browned. Note: the johnnycake will not rise very much.

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About Johnnycake Bahamian-Style

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Caribbean

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