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BELIZEAN  COOKING

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JOHNNY  CAKES

 2 lbs. Flour -  1/4 lb. Shortening -   4 tsp. Baking powder - 2 tsp. Salt

Cream from 1 coconut, or 1 tin Coconut Cream (8 ozs.)

Method:

Place flour in mixing bowl and add all dry ingredients. Work in shortening with fingers. Gradually add coconut cream and mix until dough handle easily without being too sticky, or dry. If too sticky, add a bit more flour. Knead until smooth. Cut into desired size (golf ball size works well) and shape into a ball. Let rest about 10 minutes, ten flatten to about 1/2" thickness onto baking sheet. Prick top with fork four or five times. Bake in preheated oven at 450 degrees F until golden brown, or about 15 minutes.

Split open and butter while hot. Excellent with refried beans and cheese.

 

 


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