New England Johnny Cake

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"New England is famous for its Johnny Cake. Not as sweet as your typical Southern Cornbread, Johnny Cake is great with beans, stews, soups, chili and just about any meal you wish to serve it with. Also goes great with Mexican dishes!"

Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (46.9 g)
  • Calories 112.2
  • Total Fat - 5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 27.7 mg
  • Sodium - 180.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 2.4 g
  • Protein - 2.7 g
  • Calcium - 23.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Sift flour with baking soda, salt, and sugar.

Step 2

Stir in cornmeal.

Step 3

Combine eggs, vinegar, milk, and shortening. Add to dry ingredients, and stir just until dry ingredients are moist.

Step 4

Turn into a greased 8x8x2 inch baking pan.

Step 5

Bake at 400 degrees F, for 30-35 minutes.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very good cornbread which was easy to make with easy to follow directions. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(28 Mar 2015)


This was great. We don't like over sweet cornbread, and this was just right. I was about 1/4 cup short on yellow cornmeal, so subbed some blue cornmeal. That is why my photo looks dark. But it worked fine and I may make this with all blue next time for a change of pace.

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(5 Apr 2014)