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


How to Make Poem for Johnny Cakes!


  1. Johnny 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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About Poem for Johnny Cakes!

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast

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