West Indian Johnny Cake

West Indian Johnny Cake is a biscuit/roll found in the Caribbean, made of regular flower, cornmeal, or both. It is usually eaten at breakfast, but can be eaten on any occassion. Johnny cake is made by adding baking powder to flower or cornmeal or both, salt, and sugar. If one wants the johnny cake to be more sweet one add more sugar. If unsweetened one adds just salt and leave the sugar out. Water is added and the dough is mixed. The dough is broken into small fistfull balls. The small balls are then flatten into flat circles, about 4 inches in diameter. The dough is then fried in oil. The dough rises into a ball because of the baking powder. Johnny Cake can be eaten for breakfast with tea and coffee. It can be eaten with lunch and dinner like a roll. There are many variation from island to island. Some islands use just plain flower. Others use cornmeal. Some use both.

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