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Johnny Cake

Updated February 23, 2016

Serves6 to 8

Cooking Methodbaking

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionFamily Get-together

Recipe Courseside dish

Dietary Considerationvegetarian

Equipmentbaking/gratin dish

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, lunch

Type of Dishbread

Ingredients

  • Butter for greasing pan
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 8-inch square baking pan

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425° F.

  2. Lightly butter an 8-inch square baking pan. Sift together the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the buttermilk, beaten egg, molasses, and melted butter and mix until smooth.

  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake for 30 minutes. Unmold the johnnycake and let cool slightly before cutting into diamonds. Serve warm.

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