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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