Eating My Way Through the Alphabet; Letter J

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Food Junkie Favorites: Johnny Cake! When my kids were younger, I made them Johnny Cake for breakfast. It was right-out-of-the-oven steaming hot cornbread topped with real butter and maple syrup. Growing up in the country, my mom made me Johnny Cake for breakfast once a week. And when she was a little girl, her mom made it for her, too. I guess that’s why it’s considered a comfort food. As Dr. Seus once said, “You will know the true value of a moment when it becomes a memory.” Family traditions are to be cherished. 
JOHNNY CAKE 
Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 cup milk

1 egg

1 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal 

1 cup flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Spray an 8″x8″ pan with nonstick oil. In a large bowl, beat the melted butter, milk, and egg with a wire whisk until well mixed. Add the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and sea salt at one time. Stir just until moistened. The batter will be lumpy. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Spread evenly in pan and smooth top of batter Bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. A toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean. Serve warm topped with butter and maple syrup. 

24 thoughts on “Eating My Way Through the Alphabet; Letter J

  1. That looks so scrumptious. I would pay $30 for a plate of that gold. At my blog Gastradamus, we love food. We have a few edgy stories and would love you for you to review them, if you have the time. Please when you can, check out my blog and let me know what you think of my stories.

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