Bermuda Johnny Cakes

Bermuda Johnny cakes: The Best Quick Bermuda Breakfast Bread

Bermuda Johnny cakes are a popular traditional Bermudian breakfast snack. These scone like sweet breads are cooked in a cast iron pan over the stove and served up with butter and jam or cheese.

Johnny cakes are very similar to scones, however they are cooked in a cast iron pan on top of the stove. The cakes are golden brown and crisp on the outside, and semi soft on the inside.

Johnny cakes are also known as Johnny Bread or Baking Iron Bread so if you don’t fancy them in mini rounds you can also spread the mixture across a floured pan and cook that way.

Johnny cakes are a Caribbean Tradition

This breakfast snack is very popular in the Caribbean, but they are known for frying them in oil. For instance, Jamaicans make them into fried dumplings while Virgin islands and Aruba for example fry them like bakes.

There are many Bermudian’s who also fry their Johnny cakes, however the majority of us cook them in a floured cast iron pan.

Bermuda Johnny Cakes
These sweet scone like treats can also be made into cast iron bread.

How do you eat Johnny cakes

The most popular way to eat a Johnny cakes is with butter and jam. Butter and cheese is another go to method and some also like a little peanut butter.

How to make Bermudian Johnny Cakes

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Bermuda Johnny cakes are a popular traditional bermudian breakfast snack. These sweet breads are cooked in a cast iron pan over the stove and served with butter and jam or cheese.

Bermuda Johnny Cakes

 

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

Here is what you need:
 2 cups Flour
 ¼ cup Sugar
 ¼ tsp Salt
 2 ½ tsp Baking Powder
 ½ cup Milk
 3 tbsp Shortening (or Butter)
 1 Egg

How to make Johnny Cakes
1

To Start, Combine all dry ingredients to one bowl Followed by the wet. Mix with a spoon or spatula until dough forms.

Roll out onto a lightly floured surface and fold into a rectangular shape. Use a glass or cookie cutter to cut out circular shapes from the dough similar to scones.

2

Next, Heat your cast iron pan on a low to medium setting and lightly dust with flour as to keep the dough from sticking to the pan.

Place your cake rounds in the pan and allow them to cook ensuring both sides are golden.

3

Finally, cook the cakes for 10 - 15 minutes as they need to steam cook in the middle. Once they are fully cooked, remove the cakes from the pan and serve with butter and jam or cheese.

How to make Johnny Bread
4

Follow all of the directions above, however instead of cutting out biscuit rounds, add the dough directly to the hot floured pan.

Cook on top of the stove for 20 - 25 minutes to ensure the inside cooks.

Ingredients

Here is what you need:
 2 cups Flour
 ¼ cup Sugar
 ¼ tsp Salt
 2 ½ tsp Baking Powder
 ½ cup Milk
 3 tbsp Shortening (or Butter)
 1 Egg

Directions

How to make Johnny Cakes
1

To Start, Combine all dry ingredients to one bowl Followed by the wet. Mix with a spoon or spatula until dough forms.

Roll out onto a lightly floured surface and fold into a rectangular shape. Use a glass or cookie cutter to cut out circular shapes from the dough similar to scones.

2

Next, Heat your cast iron pan on a low to medium setting and lightly dust with flour as to keep the dough from sticking to the pan.

Place your cake rounds in the pan and allow them to cook ensuring both sides are golden.

3

Finally, cook the cakes for 10 - 15 minutes as they need to steam cook in the middle. Once they are fully cooked, remove the cakes from the pan and serve with butter and jam or cheese.

How to make Johnny Bread
4

Follow all of the directions above, however instead of cutting out biscuit rounds, add the dough directly to the hot floured pan.

Cook on top of the stove for 20 - 25 minutes to ensure the inside cooks.

Bermuda Johnny Cakes

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