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Johnny cake

[W Car. idem; Vir, fried bread (Roy); "of uncertain origin, but probably Indian; earliest record of Johnny cake is 1739, of Journey-cake 1754 [DAE, both 'maize bread'] but evidence about their relationship is indeterminate" DJE] n. bread made of wheat flour and baking powder, resembling the US biscuit or Brit. scone: 1928 For bread the tourney cake or "johnny cake "is made. It is thick and round and most appetizing with butter alone or with butter and cane syrup (Curry 68). 1976 A good sapodilla, with a good piece of 'johnnie cake" is still a good meal (Eneas 14). 1978 Bahamian Johnny Cake: flour, shortening, salt, baking powder, milk-mixed lightly, pressed in pan, and baked (Higgs 92). Ar ga mes' up ya nose and spile ya face; ar ga mak' ya look Iik' "junny cake" (Brown 34). (Gen)

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Last update: 2011-06-01 16:19
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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