Posted by: Debra LaValley | March 27, 2011

March 27, 2010

Bluebird - Boscawen 03/26/11

Spring is officially here – even though the temperature lately has been more like December. I saw this bluebird yesterday on River Road in Boscawen. It caught me totally by surprise.

I can’t think of anything to write today – so I will share a old family recipe. Below is from my Grammy La Valley. It was her mother’s (Mary Lambert Merchant) recipe. If you love corn bread – you will love this!

Mamma’s Johnny Cake

1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
2 tsp cream of tartar
2 cups corn meal
Add 1 T lard – melted
3 T molasses
3/4 cup water or milk

Bake in 2 layer cake pans.

She didn’t note any temperature or time, but noted on another corn bread recipe bake at 425 for 20 minutes. Most folks don’t use lard any more – you can substitute shortening.

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