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Johnny Cake ( A Walter Palas Favourite ) Recipe

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1 c. white flour
2.c. cornmeal
1 c. sour milk
⅓ c. shortening
1 egg
1 tsp.b.soda
c. sugar
tsp. salt

Beat the egg and blend with shortening and sugar. Dissolve b. soda in sour milk and add to first mixture.
Add flour, salt and cornmeal. Turn into well greased 8" pan and bake at 350 until done.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
In discussing this recipe with Aunt Dorothy Childs,(Palas) I asked if she remembered her Mom
making Johnny Cake, as my Dad talked about it alot. This is a direct quote " Oh, and don't be
calling it "Johnny Cake" It is cornbread from the great corn belt state of Iowa, and use
corn syrup, not molasses or sugar, and it is best served hot from the oven.
Despite her comments, this Johnny cake recipe comes from the Manitoba Health Cook Book issued by
the United Farm Women of Manitoba, (1938) and it is the Johnny cake my Mom made (with sugar).
With apologies to Aunt Dorothy.




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