Johnny Cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • cold milk

Sift the flour and salt together and cut in the shortening.  Mix with enough very cold milk to make a dough that can be rolled out easily.  Handle the dough as little as possible.  Roll out the dough and gently place it in a 9-inch square baking pan.  Place in a pre-heated 400-degree oven and bake until crisp and a light golden brown.  Cut into squares like corn bread, and serve at once.  The bread, which should be about an inch thick, is split with the fingers and buttered (use margarine) while still hot enough for the margarine to melt.

  • Yields: 9 three-inch squares
  • Preparation Time: 35 minutes

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