Poem for Johnny Cakes!

Colleen Sowa


This is a very old recipe. Way back in the old days... many recipes were made in the form of a poem so that it would be easy for the cook to remember.

I thought I would share this with you.

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6 cups of batter
15 Min
20 Min


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2 c
corn meal
1 c
wheat flour
1 c
sour milk
1 c
1/2 c
1/2 c
1 tsp
1 tsp
baking soda

How to Make Poem for Johnny Cakes!


  • 1Johnny Cake Poem

    "Two cups Indian, one cup wheat
    One cup sour milk, one cup sweet,
    One cup good eggs that you can eat,
    One-half cup Molasses, too,
    One-half cup sugar add thereto,
    Salt and soda, each a spoon,
    Mix up quickly and bake it soon,"
  • 2.

    Just mix all ingredients and make into pancakes or biscuit cakes.

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Course/Dish: Other Breakfast

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