Johnny Cake (Corn Bread)


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Cream until soft, 1/4 cup butter.

Blend in gradually, 1 cup white sugar.

Cream until light and fluffy.

Combine thoroughly with 2 eggs, well beaten.

Sift then measure 1 cup pastry flour.

Re-sift flour with 3 tsp. baking powder & salt (if desired).

Mix thoroughly 1 cup corn meal.

Add 1 tsp vanilla to 1 cup milk.

Add dry ingredients to butter, sugar, egg mixture alternately with flavoured milk.

Bake in shallow, greased pan in a moderately hot oven, 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

–Recipe by Beatrice Langstaff

–Adapted by Jean S. (who serves it topped with maple syrup, corn syrup, or honey — “luxuriously, elaborately, & lashishly”)

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