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Johnny Cakes

Course Quick Bread
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 270 kcal
Author Joni Galindo


  • 4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 6 Tbs. Sugar
  • 4 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 2 Tsp. Salt
  • 4 Tbs. Shortening
  • 12 oz Coconut Milk 1 Can less 1/4 cup


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚ Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Then add shortening and combine using a fork or your hands.
  4. Warm coconut milk in the microwave or on the stove and then add to the flour mixture.
  5. Mix until the dough is formed then turn out onto a floured surface.
  6. Knead until the surface is smooth.
  7. Divide into 12 equal pieces and form into a ball.
  8. Place into a prepared pan.
  9. Flatten slightly and poke holes into the surface with a fork if you wish.
  10. Bake at 400˚ for 25-30 minutes until golden brown on top.