Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
#24394 - 08/15/00 02:47 PM JOHNNY CAKES!!??!!  
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 2,090
Debbie Offline
 
Debbie  Offline
Sandshaker!!!
Oh my gosh. I couldn't believe it when you wrote about the Johnny Cakes! I was raised on them. Haven't had one in YEARS! Oh....What I wouldn't give for a good johnny cake. Why oh why didn't I know they had them in San Pedro while I was there.... My grandmother made them for me every morning when I was a kid, and visiting her in St. Maarten. Drank it with my hot ovaltine. What a warm, fuzzy, memory. She had a Hatian house keeper as well, who used to go on our beach pic nics with us. She would carry along the lid to a drum, build a fire on the beach, and cook them right there along with our fresh conch and fish. Absolute heaven. I'm just sick I didn't know they were there. Please. Eat one for me...........
Debbie

#24395 - 08/16/00 03:39 PM Re: JOHNNY CAKES!!??!!  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 156
Marvel Offline
 
Marvel  Offline
Boy, were you lucky! Such a great memory. I like them too! [Linked Image]

#24396 - 08/18/00 01:11 PM Re: JOHNNY CAKES!!??!!  
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 2,090
Debbie Offline
 
Debbie  Offline
Marvel,
Curious......Where did you have johnny cakes??? In San Pedro or elsewhere??? Were they stuffed as Sandshaker described or were they just plain?? As an adult, I have tried to make them a few times, but they just never tasted the same............ Any of you San Pedro residents willing to share your recipe? This ole Texas girl would welcome a comfort food from the past.
Debbie

[This message has been edited by Debbie (edited 08-18-2000).]

#24397 - 08/19/00 12:11 PM Re: JOHNNY CAKES!!??!!  
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 7
Compass Rose Offline
 
Compass Rose  Offline
I must be from another planet.....what the heck are johnny cakes? I just want to eat one right now!

#24398 - 08/19/00 09:15 PM Re: JOHNNY CAKES!!??!!  
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 33
calchick Offline
 
calchick  Offline
I, too, am curious about the true ingredients for Johnny Cakes. The few times I had them in SP they were kind of like a ham/egg/cheese biscuit. Is that a true Johnny Cake or a knock-off of an egg McMuffin? LOL

#24399 - 08/20/00 08:16 AM Re: JOHNNY CAKES!!??!!  
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 7
Compass Rose Offline
 
Compass Rose  Offline
Can someone please help me??? I'm stuck in my kitchen with my frying pan in hand and I can't move until someone tells me how to make johnny cakes!

#24400 - 08/21/00 08:25 AM Re: JOHNNY CAKES!!??!!  
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 2,090
Debbie Offline
 
Debbie  Offline
Compass Rose,
I'll tell you what I know..... Johnny Cakes are sometimes called "journey cakes" in other areas. They are a dense bread, like a heavy bisquit. The ones I've eaten are cooked by pan frying in a skillet or grill. They are about the size and shape of an english muffin. Grandma would pinch off a handfull of dough, roll it into a ball then flatten in with her palm. They weren't cut like a bisquit. In the old days, if someone was making a journey somewhere, they were packed in the lunch pail for the travels. They keep well. I've never eaten one that was stuffed with anything and then cooked as described by sandshaker, but it does sound good. We either ate them plain or poured honey or jam on them when warm. Don't have a recipe. Maybe if you and I keep asking, we'll get one. Bon Appetite.
Debbie

#24401 - 08/21/00 12:51 PM Re: JOHNNY CAKES!!??!!  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 7,055
Chloe Offline
.
Chloe  Offline
Ok here is alittle help on the Johnny Cakes.
It is similar to the Mexican Gorditas.
In a large grocery store you should be able to find MASA Corn Meal in a bag like flour.
Masa works better than regualr corn meal.
It will give you the instructions. It will
say use lard, (my locals says liquified lard)
water and salt. Fry them on a griddle or skillet. Then slice them like an english muffin, and fill with what every you please.
Good luck and eating. LOL


Dare To Deviate
#24402 - 08/21/00 02:27 PM Re: JOHNNY CAKES!!??!!  
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 2,090
Debbie Offline
 
Debbie  Offline
Chloe,
Do the Belize ones have corn meal as well?? The ones I grew up on had regular wheat flour, no corn meal or masa. Of course, grandma lived on a French island with lots of white french bread. No corn meal products. Belize and other islands have more Spanish influence. Will try to notify some of my relatives for a recipe and keep all posted. My mouth is watering and my tummy is growling!!!!!
Debbie

#24403 - 08/21/00 03:32 PM Re: JOHNNY CAKES!!??!!  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 7,055
Chloe Offline
.
Chloe  Offline
Hey Debbie, I did the best I could to find some info. on Johnny Cakes, I figured if I gave some info., surely someone would surface to correct the receipe for Johnnie Cakes. LOL LOL


Dare To Deviate
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
June
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 139 guests, and 7 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics64,640
Posts463,620
Members18,833
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0