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    Johnny Cakes (corn cakes)
    By mshunny

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    I was lucky to hold my gifted class in the home ec room. It made cooking so much easier.

    Here is a recipe for Johnny cakes. You can have your students assist with the making of this recipe.

    Ingredients:
    1 cup cornmeal (white or yellow)
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup boiling water
    ˝ cup milk

    Directions:

    1. Grease a non-stick skillet or griddle or frying pan with a little butter, margarine, oil, or non-stick spray. Do this even if you are using a “non-stick” surface to make the cakes easier to flip.

    2. Put the frying surface on a medium heat setting or burner.

    3. Mix the cornmeal and salt together.

    4. Add water, a little at a time, stirring constantly until cornmeal is smooth. (It will remind you of the southern USA dish called grits except thicker.)

    5. Add milk and stir again.

    6. Drop spoonfuls of batter onto the hot frying surface just like you would for pancakes.

    7. Cook like you would pancakes, flipping when the side against the griddle has browned.

    8. When both sides have cooked, remove from the pan and keep warm until meal time.

    You can eat these “cakes” with butter, jam, molasses, etc. They also are very useful when cleaning that last bit of food/gravy from your plate! Yum yum!



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