How to make it

  • Mix boiling water and corn meal to make a thick dough.
  • Mix buttermilk and eggs thoroughly. Add milk/egg mixture to cornmeal dough and blend thoroughly.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to the dry ingredients and mix well. Add to cornmeal mixture and blend thoroughly.
  • Stir in bacon drippings. (Note: If batter is a little thick or “stiff,” add a little hot water and mix well to desired consistency.)
  • Heat griddle to 375 and grease lightly.
  • Ladle batter to make cakes approx. 4 inches diameter.
  • Serve with softened butter and sorgum molasses or a good cane or maple syrup.
  • (Note: Blackstrap molasses and sulphured molasses will spoil the flavor of Johnny Cakes

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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    It's been a long time since I've had these... got my 5
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  • peepers 6 years ago
    Oh these are down home all right. I love Johnny cakes and thanks so much for the recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    gingerlea ate it and said...
    Ain't nothin' like Southern cookin'!!!!!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    kimmer ate it and said...
    Love these. Great post and good to see you saltymike!
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  • lunasea 6 years ago
    Oooh, my kind of good eats - and another of your great recipes I'm saving to try. Great post - thanks!
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  • notyourmomma 6 years ago
    Oh, I nominate this recipe for the best use of bacon drippings! YUMMY!
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  • coffeebean53 6 years ago
    My kind of eats!! Great post. :)
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