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virgin island johnnycake recipe

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Topic: virgin island johnnycake recipe
Posted By: 3ladys&aman
Subject: virgin island johnnycake recipe
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2005 at 3:07pm
i would like to have the recipe for johnnycake made in the virgin island.



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Posted By: jus4hs
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2005 at 11:55am

Hi three ladys & a man,

Hopeful this works for u, I am from St. Thomas and I make them on Saturdays with fry fish  or with salt fish:)

 

Johnny Cake

 

3 cups flour

1 tablesppon baking opwder

1-1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoon sugar

1/2 cup shortening

2/3 cup water or milk, or enough to make dough

 

If frying need oil and fryer:  If baking need sheet pan

Mix dry ingredients together.  Cut in shortening, or  rub in with fingers.  Add water or milk slowly, just enough to make soft dough.  Knead a few times until dough is smoooth and hold together.  Let rest for 10-20 minutes.  Shape into rounds; flatten in your hand (real islands know the deal) or flatten out, prick with fork.  Ensure that you oil is hot if frying and place in fryer.  Fry at medium-high heat over stove, turning several times, until brown and crusty on both sides. it should take 15-20 minutes.

If baking bake at 350 until done.

Resting means covering with a clean kitchen towel or just turn a  bowl over the dough

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 



Posted By: Halima
Date Posted: 03 July 2005 at 9:39pm

Hi jus4hs,

I too am from St Thomas.  Could you provide your recipe for the fishcakes as well (and/or saltfish souse will come in handy too).

I like to collect different versions of recipes...it helps me to spice up the ones I currently have.

- Halima



Posted By: blackrose
Date Posted: 06 July 2005 at 10:41pm

Hello, Im from the VI also. I have a question. How do you get the johnny cakes to be soft? Ive been making them for a long time and never ever got it to be like those @ the food fair etc. They always come out hard. When I was in school I went to a field trip to Whim Greathouse and their was a older lady there who made johnny cakes in the kitchen to sell. She would sprinkle powder sugar on them--and those were the BEST evah. This was over 10 years ago tho...



Posted By: Scott
Date Posted: 17 July 2005 at 2:24pm

Thanks for the recipe jus4hs!

Is there much difference between the recipe you posted and the one we have from the Bahamas?

  • http://www.caribbeanchoice.com/directory/default.asp?action=Visit&iLink=47&iCat=70 - Johnny Cakes (Bahamas)

Just curious.  I did notice that the quantities are different.



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Posted By: cateyz
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2005 at 12:24pm

Can you provide the Johnny Cake recipe from the Bahamas for me?



Posted By: Scott
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2005 at 12:34pm
Click on the link (underlines text) in the post above.  We have it in the recipes section.

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Posted By: sandra
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2005 at 12:40pm
Hey Scott, I see you have much Virgin Islanders here. Great!!! So where is this web site located? US of A, Un of Kingdom, Rush of A? Where, oh where?


Posted By: Scott
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2005 at 12:47pm

None of the above.  The web server is located in Texas.  Centrally located, less likely to get hit by a huricane (although some do come though here once and awhile), and the internet service here is very reliable.

The website is available worldwide and all are welcome.



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Posted By: sandra
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2005 at 12:54pm
Texas. Thanks. I thought at first it was one of the Caribbean islands. Anyway, it's great.


Posted By: jus4hs
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2005 at 8:12pm

Hello Everyone,

I am sorry that I have not replied earlier, I have been to the Virgin Islands (St.Thomas and 2 other islands in the caribbean).  I will get the saltfish recipe out in a few days and the souse is already here on the site.

Scott, each island has their own little fixes to a recipe(some add sugar, some add cornmeal etc).

To make johnny cake dough soft, you have to knead it (elbow grease) and cover it up and allow it to cool(20-30 minutes).

See you all soon!

 

 

 

 



Posted By: Scott
Date Posted: 29 Aug 2005 at 11:10am
Originally posted by jus4hs

I am sorry that I have not replied earlier, I have been to the Virgin Islands (St.Thomas and 2 other islands in the caribbean).

Welcome back.  I was wondering about you.

I hope you had a good trip.

Originally posted by jus4hs

Scott, each island has their own little fixes to a recipe(some add sugar, some add cornmeal etc).

I know they are different.  If I don't have the exact recipe, I usually try to suggest something similar.  I appreciate you contributing your recipes to the forum.



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Posted By: jus4hs
Date Posted: 01 Sept 2005 at 11:25am

You are more than welcome!

Jus4hs



Posted By: vutjebal
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2010 at 2:13pm
Dont spoil  our Forums  ...get another site to post  your article....Clown

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Posted By: Rogerka
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2010 at 5:37am


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Posted By: sandra
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2010 at 9:30am
That person is all over spambotting.

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Posted By: Rogerka
Date Posted: 28 Apr 2010 at 2:40am
really annoying Confused
 
we have also business and advertisement forum...


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Posted By: Cateringcc
Date Posted: 30 Sept 2013 at 10:11pm
Here is a how to video on Virgin Islands Johnny Cake..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sex9NviLFTQ


Posted By: Scott
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2013 at 5:59am
Originally posted by vutjebal

Dont spoil  our Forums  ...get another site to post  your article....Clown

I removed the spam and banned the spammers.


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Posted By: vutjebal
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2013 at 3:42am
Thumbs%20Up  Lets hope  they stay away this time.

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