Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Mormon Buttermilk Johnnycake (1967)

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups buttermilk 
  • 3 tbspns molasses or honey
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tspn baking soda
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 tbspns butter
Beat eggs until light. Add buttermilk and molasses or honey. 

Combine dry ingredients and stir into batter along with melted butter. Pour into buttered dripper pan to bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes or until done.

Cut into large squares to serve. Makes about 24 pieces.

"The first company of Mormon pioneers... arrived in Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847... Cornmeal and flour were two of the original staples, so a simple kind of Johnnycake was undoubtedly made... consisting of cornmeal, buttermilk, molasses, and possibly some soda. Later, the Johnnycake became more tasty with the addition of eggs and butter."

More "Lost" Mormon Recipes
Mormon Pepper Cookies (1967)
Mormon Gravy (1967)

(Origin - "Famous Mormon Recipes" by Winnifred C. Jardine, published by Liddle Enterprises of Salt Lake City, Utah, 1967.)

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