Johnny Cakes The Belize Way

18-20
Servings
15m
Prep Time
10-15m
Cook Time
25m
Ready In


"Johnny Cakes are not only a delectable morning breakfast but remain one of the top foods to eat in Belize."

Original recipe yields 18-20 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (59.3 g)
  • Calories 207.9
  • Total Fat - 12.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 194.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 21.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 1.2 g
  • Protein - 3.2 g
  • Calcium - 64.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Pre-Heat oven to 400 F about 205 C.

Step 2

Place Flour, Salt, Baking Powder and Shortening in a bowl.

Step 3

With finger tips rub shortening and flour mixture together (like when making biscuits, the flour and fat should form bread crumb like clumps).

Step 4

Add Coconut Milk slowly to crumbs like flour mixture and work with hands to make a dough.

Step 5

Add 2nd cup of Coconut Milk, just enough to make a soft dough. If dough feels stiff add a little more coconut milk.

Step 6

You are not making bread so do not over mix or knead.

Step 7

As soon as you have a nice soft dough roll it out into a long strip about 12 to 15 inches. Cut the rolled dough into 1 1/2″ to 2″ size pieces.

Step 8

Shape into round balls put on greased baking sheet.

Step 9

Flatten lightly with palm of hand and prick with a fork.

Step 10

Bake in hot oven until golden brown typically about 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 11

Serve with Dutch Gouda cheese.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

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