Johnny Cakes are a staple throughout the Caribbean. You can eat them with saltfish, barbecue, and almost anything you put on a Caribbean plate. They’re crispy, light, and there’s and if you add the optional sugar, a sweetness that makes you want more and more. Oh, they make them in other regions of the world, some with cornmeal, but this recipe is exclusively Caribbean. Enjoy!!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2-4 tablespoons sugar (optional)
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 1/2 tablespoons room temperature butter
- 1 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil for frying
- Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and work in the butter with your fingers.
- Add 1 cup of water to the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Sprinkle some extra flour onto a flat surface and knead the dough until smooth and elastic. Feel free to sprinkle additional flour on the surface as needed.
- Allow the dough to sit in a clean bowl covered with a towel for at least 30 minutes.
- After the dough has rested, heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
- Create small balls of dough and roll out the dough into circles on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin or the palm of your hand. Be sure to not make them too thin.
- Pierce each piece with a fork or sharp knife several times and then drop in hot oil.
- Fry on each side until golden brown.
- Allow to cool and drain on a paper towel .
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