This bread accompanied many a traveler of the past and was known as "Journey Cake", and from that came the name Johnny Cake.
1 cup cornmeal, yellow or white
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup cream-style corn
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sour cream
- Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Generously grease a 9 or 10-inch cast-iron skillet or a 9-inch square baking pan. Set aside.
- In large bowl mix together cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add eggs and mix well. Stir in corn, oil and sour cream. Pour into prepared baking pan.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until nicely browned.
Makes 8 servings.
Tip: For a crispier crust, heat skillet until smoking-hot before adding batter. Bake as described above.