Bahamian Johnnycake Recipe


This isn't a cornbread but more like a big soft tea biscuit. It has a sweet taste and is a great accompaniment for any Carribean style meal.

Step 1

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in shortening until the mixture looks like fine crumbs.

Step 2

Add milk while stirring with a fork to make a soft dough. Roll into a ball.

Step 3

Knead the dough several times until smooth on a lightly floured surface. Roll out into 9-inch (23cm) circle. Place in a greased 9 inch (1.5L) round cake pan.

Step 4

Bake in 425F (220C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Step 5

Cur into wedges and serve warm.

Things You'll Need

  • 2cups All purpose flour (500ml)
  • 1/4cup Granulated sugar (50ml)
  • 1tbsp Baking powder (15ml)
  • 1tsp Salt (5ml)
  • 1/3cup Shortening (75ml)
  • 3/4cup Milk (175ml)

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