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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Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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).

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

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

81 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 12.1g; fat 2.6g; cholesterol 17.1mg; sodium 141.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2011
My first review didn't show up so here it goes again! I found almost the exact same recipe for this but it was made into pancakes! I loved it! It had double the amount of milk and I used honey instead of sugar. I mixed all the ingredients together and cooked it on a griddle just like pancakes...also called 'Johnny Cakes'... I served it with a fried egg ontop and sprinkled it with bacon salt and green onions as you can see in my photo! We loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/17/2010
Did not like at all. Thought it took to much effort for the result. Still looking for a good johnny cake. will try the other one on this site. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2011
My first review didn't show up so here it goes again! I found almost the exact same recipe for this but it was made into pancakes! I loved it! It had double the amount of milk and I used honey instead of sugar. I mixed all the ingredients together and cooked it on a griddle just like pancakes...also called 'Johnny Cakes'... I served it with a fried egg ontop and sprinkled it with bacon salt and green onions as you can see in my photo! We loved it! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2005
Easy recipe with a great reward! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2005
my mother and I really enoyed making and eating this cake Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/17/2010
Did not like at all. Thought it took to much effort for the result. Still looking for a good johnny cake. will try the other one on this site. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2008
I added 1/2 cup grated coconut and it was good. very easy to make. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2012
My husband fondly talks about his grandmother making johnny cakes so my children and I surprised him and served them along side of a hearty chili for dinner. The cakes were so tasty. I used 1 TSP of honey instead of sugar like someone else suggested. I also used 1 cup of cold lowfat buttermilk. I just mixed everything together -- although I did whisk the egg white. I cooked them like pancakes on an electric griddle -- went very fast. The children (9 and 11) were able to turn the cakes on the griddle -- they had a blast. My husband raved about them and seemed so pleased. Thank you EDSELS1959 -- we really enjoyed this recipe. GML Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2015
Made these for breakfast. They were quite tasty. However they were very dry. We covered them in whipped cream and fried apples. Read More
(1)
Rating: 2 stars
07/07/2020
His is not my family recipe for Johnny cake, ours is made with flour and no corn meal. But different regions have different recipes for the same thing. I tried this recipe to see if I liked it and it reminded me more of corn pone or sorta like one big corn dodger. I think that I will stick with corn bread or our recipe for Johnny cake. thanks for submitting recipe and letting me try it, nothing ventured is nothing gained. Read More
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