johnnie cake (aka sweet corn bread)

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By Kathy Schroeder
from Nicholasville, KY

Growing up, Corn bread was a staple at our house. But Johnnie cake was a real treat, especially slathered in real butter. We even ate the leftovers for breakfast, crumbled in milk.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 8-10
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For johnnie cake (aka sweet corn bread)

  • 1 cup
    self rising yellow corn meal
  • 2 cups
    self rising flour
  • 1/4-1/2 c
    sugar (the recipe calls for 1/2, i use 1/4)
  • 1 cup
    milk
  • 2 large
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 stick
    butter, melted
  • 2 Tb.
    fat melted (bacon, butter, or oil, your choice)
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How To Make johnnie cake (aka sweet corn bread)

  • 1
    Pre Heat oven to 350. Mix the dry ingredients, then add the melted butter, stir. Then add milk and beaten eggs. Stir just until everything is moist.(batter should be lumpy.)
  • 2
    Grease the skillet, then pour batter into it.
  • 3
    Place in the oven, and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until golden brown, and a toothpick comes out clean when tested.
  • 4
    Take from oven, let sit 10 minutes, then cut, and enjoy!
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