Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Johnny Cake

Eva's Johnny Cake (like cornbread, but not as dry)

1/2 c. margarine[3 T. coconut oil + 1/4 c. + 1 T. canola oil ]
1/3 c. sugar
2 eggs[1 T. gelatin mixed with 2 T. water- mix just before using; and 1/4 c. coconut yogurt-no sugar]
1 3/4 c. buttermilk[rice milk + 1 T. lemon juice]

1 c. cornmeal[together substituted 1 3/4 c. flour mix with millet in it- 4 Rice, 4 Oat, 3 Millet, 1   Cornstarch; and then added 1/4 cup millet more coarse ground- used VitaMix] more like 1/3 c. millet
1 c. flour[see above under cornmeal]
1 tsp. xanthan gum
2 t. baking powder
3/4 t. baking soda[used 1/2 t]
3/4 t. salt

Cream margarine and sugar; add eggs and milk. Add dry ingredients. Pour into greased and floured    8 X 8 inch pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

[My adaptation- in liquid measuring glass, combine rice milk and lemon juice, then oil. Let sit 5-10 min. Cream coconut oil and sugar. Mix gelatin and water from tap. Add to oil and sugar. Add coconut yogurt and combine. Stir together dry ingredients, then add to creamed mixture. Coat glass pan with oil, and pour batter. Mine was thicker than cake batter but more thin than quick bread.]

notes: used combo of coconut and rice because it makes taste creamy, buttery. Friend shared how half and half rice milk coconut milk tastes like dairy. In cooking pancakes and muffins, I have found it tastes buttery. Yum!

using coconut oil allowed me to cream sugar a bit- added canola oil to the liquids and creamed only sugar and coconut oil. Could do same thing with shortening instead of coconut oil- would cream even more.

11/19/15  excellent!  check ++

1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 c. sugar
1 T. ground flaxseed meal
1/2 c. coconut milk(Thai Kitchen) + coconut dream beverage to equal 1 1/3 cups with flaxseed
 [total about 1 1/4 cup liquid, but coconut milk is thick]  + lemon juice 1 T.

1 c. cornmeal(used 1/3 cup Bob's mill corn flour and 2/3 cup fine white cornmeal instead)
1 c. flour(white/brown rice, garbanzo bean, cornstarch)
1 1/2 t. baking powder
3/4 t. baking soda
3/4 t. salt

batter seemed too thick(expected more like cake batter) but turned out light and tender!

We like using Fine White Corn Meal instead of regular cornmeal. I know cornbread is gritty, and people like that, but we prefer this fine meal instead! No need to get the Bob's mill corn flour in addition, I just had some to use. Really could use either one instead of course ground corn meal, if you like your cornbread to be more smooth.