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Johnny Cakes Recipe-7379

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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.

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 cakes (4 to 6 servings)


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


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.

© 2006 Lucinda Scala Quinn

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

This recipe serves 6.

351kcal (18%)
98mg (10%)
0mg (0%)
32mcg RAE (1%)
10mg (3%)
358mg (15%)
4g (19%)
23g (35%)
2mg (12%)

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