|Don't let the looks fool you - this bread is deeee-lish!|
The day was gray and rainy and we were holed up in the cabin. I decided I would try my hand at baking. I thumbed through recipe after recipe - but the traditional bread recipes just seemed to be a big pain in the but, what will all that rising and covering with a cloth and all that. I was just about to give up my search when I found, in a tiny little Bahamaian cook book my lovely mother-in-law gave me (Thanks Sue!) a recipe for "Johnny Bread".
Apparently it got it's name from "Journey Bread" which used to be a staple on the square riggers back in the day. I now know why, it is dense, delicious, and super easy to make. In fact, you don't even need to bake it! You just cook it in a pan. Easy peasey.
Here's the recipe:
3 cups flour
1/2 cup of shortening (I used butter)
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons of sugar
2/3 cup water or milk (I used water)
Mix it up, knead it up and then put it in a hot pan with a small layer of oil, cook until brown on each side (about 15-20 minutes) and VIOLA! You have a giant, delicious biscuit that tastes like heaven with some jam and makes a great addition to a soup.
Brittany & Scott