Delight Your Palate with Authentic Johnny Cakes: A Caribbean Classic

Dish recipes: Johnny Cakes

Embark on a culinary journey to the heart of the Caribbean with Johnny Cakes. These golden, fried dough delights are a staple in island cuisine, promising a taste of tradition and a hint of tropical warmth in every bite.


Experience the simplicity of Johnny Cakes with these essential ingredients:

2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 cup (60 g) unsalted butter, chilled and cubed

3/4 cup (180 ml) milk

Vegetable oil for frying


Create these heavenly Johnny Cakes in a few easy steps

Prepare the Dough:

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add chilled butter and mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Form the Dough:

Gradually add milk, stirring until a soft dough forms. Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface.

Shape the Cakes:

Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/2 inch. Cut into rounds or desired shapes.

Fry to Perfection:

In a pan, heat vegetable oil. Fry the Johnny Cakes until golden brown on each side.


Serve these warm Johnny Cakes with a drizzle of honey or alongside your favorite savory or sweet accompaniments. Perfect for breakfast or as a delightful snack any time of day.

Johnny Cakes are more than a treat; they are a taste of Caribbean comfort and culinary heritage. Enjoy the simple joy of these fried dough delights that have been bringing families together for generations.