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johnnycake bahamian-style

Recipe by
Vallèe du Willamette, OR


yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For johnnycake bahamian-style

  • 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

  • 1
    Preheat 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.
  • 3
    Add the flour, water, salt and baking powder *just* until combined.
  • 4
    Pour in the milk slowly until the batter is sticky. DO NOT over-mix the batter!
  • 5
    Carefully grease the cast iron skillet with butter and pour in the batter. Flatten the top.
  • 6
    Bake 1 HOUR or until the edges of the johnnycake are browned. Note: the johnnycake will not rise very much.

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