Saturday, April 19, 2008
Johnny cakes...arepas...not sure
I read about arepas at Gluten free girl's site and thought I would give them a try. Still not sure if I should be ingesting corn products but the occasional popcorn indulgence has been okay with me so I decided to try working with cornmeal.
Not sure what I did or didn't do but my arepas were tossed in the crapper.
With more corn meal in the house I googled and found some Aunt Jemina corn meal recipes and tried a variation of her Crispy Johnny Cakes. I am pleased.
To me , they look like English muffins, are more dense after cutting in half, and have a comfy yummy texture and taste to them.
I used my Hamilton Beach waffle/griddle appliance and didn't even grease it up.
The recipe I adapted was found at http://www.ajcornmeal.com/recipes/johnny-cakes-cm.htm
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup white rice flour
1 tsp. Xanthan Gum
1 TBs sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup rice milk
1 TBs oil
Heat griddle and plop (my batter was doughlike)on 1/4 cupfuls onto griddle and close it up for about 7 min.
Split and pour on syrup or eat plain, or with any topping you desire.
"Johnny cake Johnny cake baker's can
Make what they want to in a pan
Mix it and fix it and mark it with a B
And toss it on the griddle for you and me."