Johnny Cakes

May 14, 2021Cakes Recipes


This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Eaten with a traditional breakfast such as Ackee and Salt Fish, these cakes, originally called “Journey Cakes,” are served with meat and seafood on many Caribbean islands.


Makes6 to 8 cakes (4 to 6 servings)

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Dietary Considerationpeanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturebuttery, crisp

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup water, approximately
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter. Add just enough water to achieve a stiff, smooth dough. Shape the cakes into 2-inch-wide discs.

  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat until it is very hot. Fry the cakes in the hot oil until they are brown on both sides, 5 to 7 minutes.


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