Baked Johnnycakes

Serves 4. Recipe is provided by Gayle B. Smith, who notes that white corn meal would have been used in the South during the Civil War era.

2 cups water

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 tbl. butter

½ tsp. salt


1. Mix water, cornmeal, 1 tablespoon butter and salt. Cook and stir until thickened. Cover with waxed paper. Cool.

2. Shape into four 3-inch squares. Place on greased baking sheet, make indentations in top of each cake with edge of spoon. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Serve with butter.