We made this johnny cake today, as it is raining and stormy here in Houston. Even though it is still hot outside, it felt nice to put something in the oven and pretend it’s not. Haha. My family loves cornbread. Like, really loves cornbread. Especially with plenty of butter and maple syrup! Must be the Canadian coming out in us! This is one of our favourite recipes for cornbread/johnny cake, so I thought I’d share it with you guys today.
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I believe this recipe is a little different than a traditional johnny cake recipe with the addition of sour cream. The sour cream in the batter really adds a lot of moisture, so you end up with a soft interior. There is no gluten in this cornbread, so if you are suffering from intolerance, I’m sure this will be okay.
The crisp, buttery crust is my favourite part! This is achieved by preheating your cast iron pan, and adding butter to melt in it before the batter is poured in. Delicious. And you all know that I am not afraid of butter. At all. Butter makes everything taste better. And it’s natural, so how can you go wrong?
So today, we are going to enjoy this johnny cake with our supper. And, unfortunately, I haven’t figured out how to budget very well – so the butter will have to wait ’til payday. Nuts. Just thought I’d throw a little reality in there so those of you who aren’t perfect either can feel a bit better.;)
Well, enough silly rambling. Let’s get on with the recipe. This johnny cake recipe is a spin on Jean Pare’s ‘johnny cake’. I’ll link her cookbook here. And I’ll also link my favourite cast iron pan, because you’ll need one of those, too. And chocolate, you always need chocolate. The end. Enjoy!
- 2 cups cornmeal
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup cooking oil (vegetable)
- 2 cups sour cream
- Place your 12" cast iron pan in the oven, and preheat to 400 degrees F.
- Stir together cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add eggs and mix.
- Add oil and sour cream and mix well.
- Place 2-3 tablespoons of butter in the frying pan, and when the butter is melted, add the batter.
- Place pan back in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or when a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!
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