Old-Fashioned Johnny Cake

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This is a very old time recipe. My great grandparents used to eat this in a bowl with milk on it.

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Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal

  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 ½ tablespoons shortening, melted

  • 1 cup boiling milk

  • 1 egg, separated

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.

  2. Sift cornmeal and flour together and spread thinly on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until lightly brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool. Raise oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  3. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal mixture, salt, sugar and baking powder. Pour in shortening and milk; stir to blend.

  4. In a separate large bowl, beat egg white until stiff. In a third bowl, beat egg yolk then fold into egg white. Gently stir flour mixture into beaten egg. Pour into prepared baking pan.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
3g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 142mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 59mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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