Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Johny Cake Hoe

Many of our days at the cabin revolve around food: acquiring it at local farm stands, preparing it, and enjoying the dishes we prepare.

We started the morning with Johny Cakes, made with cornmeal ground at our son's old camp. We served them with blueberries from these mountains.

If you don't know about Johny Cakes, or hoe cakes as they are sometimes called (or Johnny cakes or jonnycakes or even journey cake, as they are sometimes spelled) be sure you read this short fairy tale aloud while you whip up a batch of these. ("I've outrun an old man, and an old woman, and a little boy, and two well-diggers, and two ditch-diggers, a bear, and a wolf, and I can outrun you too!")


1 1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup oil or melted butter
3 eggs
1 cup cornmeal
2 cups white-wheat flour (or use all-purpose white, whole wheat pastry, or even a non-glutenous flour)
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
Pinch of baking powder if you like 'em fluffy (we don't use it)

Mix and cook as you would pancakes.



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