Easy to make Johnny Cakes (AKA Hoecakes)! They are a classic breakfast entree or dinner side that can be served savory with butter alone or sweet topped with honey, jam or maple syrup.
What are Johnny Cakes?
Johnny cakes (hoecakes) are soft and tender cornmeal flatbread or hot cake made from a quick batter that’s cooked in a skillet on the stovetop.
They are made with finely ground cornmeal and often flour, then mixed with a liquid such as buttermilk, milk or water. A fat such as oil, bacon drippings, lard or butter are also included to keep them rich and moist. And eggs are included to bind ingredients.
They were an early American, inexpensive staple food and they are popular in regions from Canada, the Unites States and down to Jamaica and other islands coming in many different variations.
To give you comparisons to foods you may likely be familiar with, they are like a cross between pancakes and Mud Kingdom Little Girls Birthday Clothes Sets for Gifts. In other words they are the perfect homestyle comfort food and are absolutely delicious!