1North American A flat cornmeal cake typically baked or fried on a griddle.
- Served with cooked grits and johnny cake (a type of bread), they are a popular breakfast food.
- Cornmeal and water or milk, cooked on a griddle, was called ‘johnny cake.’
- These early American corn breads, including the hoe cakes and johnny cake which attracted praise from Benjamin Franklin were griddle or hearth baked.
Early 18th century: also referred to as journey cake, which may be the original form.
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