Bermuda Johnny Bread#EatTheWorld

Bermuda Johnny cakes are a popular traditional Bermudian breakfast snack. A scone like sweet breads which are cooked in a cast iron pan over the stove and served up with butter and jam or cheese. There are many Bermudian’s who also fry their Johnny cakes, however the majority of them half cook them in a floured cast iron pan then bake them so that they are fully cooked inside.
This sweet bread has a golden-brown exterior and tender, fluffy crumb. For my recipe, I baked the bread for a few minutes after frying.

1 Cup =250Ml 
Makes 8 breads
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
50 Grams Caster Sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking powder
¼ Teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt
58 Grams Salted Butter - chilled & cubed
100Ml +- Whole Milk
1 Large Egg


Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in cold butter until mixture is crumbly. In a small bowl, whisk together milk and egg. Gradually add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Them lightly spread the dough with your hands and fold it. Do this three to four times. Lastly again flatten and cut it into 8 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball and gently flatten to ¾ inch thickness.
In a 12-inch skillet, heat a tablespoon of butter or oil over medium heat. Place Johnny bread in skillet; cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to prepared pan.
Bake in a preheat oven until centers are set, 10 to 12 minutes.
Serve warm with honey, jam, butter or any main course meal or boiled potatoes, bananas, and codfish. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Very easy Johnny Bread they were tasty and soft. Do try these yummy quick bread recipe.
Labels: Bermuda ,International Cuisine, Bread, Quick Bread, Eat the World 

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  1. What a great looking bread! It would be so good with jam and butter, instead of a scone/biscuit!

  2. We have Johnnycake here which is a cornbread mixture. These sound delicious and remind me of English Muffins.

  3. What an interesting quick bread - I love the combination of frying and baking. They'd have such a wonderful crust from the frying. They sound very tasty!