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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Johnny Cakes

My mother was a hard worker and a night owl. The combination meant she had a hard time waking up many mornings. When she had a house full of teenagers and preteens, I remember her stumbling out of bed, coming into the kitchen and opening the cupboard to find 3 by 5 inch card taped on the door. On the card was listed the days of the week and a different breakfast for each day. She was too tired in the mornings to think of something to feed us so she used her reminder card. Johnny Cakes was on the list.


 Johnny Cakes                           

Source: Grandma Betty
Serves 4

1 1/2 c cornmeal
1 teas salt
1 T flour
2 T vegetable oil
1 teas soda
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 c milk (slightly less if you use skim milk)

Mix all together with a few swift strokes.  This batter will seem extra thin—don’t worry it cooks up all right.  Stir the batter each time you get a spoonful to drop on hot oiled grill.

This can be easily halved or left over cakes can be frozen.

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