Johnny Cake Recipe Remembered in Rhyme

Indian calls grandmother a good cook as she serves Johnny cake.

| Good Old Times


Once a band of Indians walked in on Grandma, and a tall, stately leader ordered her to prepare a meal for them. Grandma did not want to lose her scalp with its lovely black hair, so she cooked the best she had. After they had eaten, the tall Indian touched her on the shoulder and said, "Good cook."

One of Grandma's recipes was for Johnny Cake. "Two cups Indian, one cup wheat,

One cup good eggs that you can eat,

One-half cup molasses too,



One big spoon sugar added thereto,

Salt and soda, each a small spoon.






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