Thursday, November 24, 2016


A THANK YOU TO THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF RHODE ISLAND AND THE REST OF NEW ENGLAND FOR SAVING THE INITIAL SETTLERS

This is breakfast at my brother's home.  Johnny cakes were a creation of the indigenous people of New England.  My grandfather 11 generations removed or his wife were taught how to make them and they have now been passed down for 13 generations. They are corn cakes, which are made even better with real maple syrup.  I cannot wait for Christmas because I know my brother will make them, a day or two and same for my sister.  They live a few houses away from each other, and the call to Johnny cakes decides where I eat breakfast.

Let us not forget without the indigenous people of New England the first settlers may have starved.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr. BWC can you please post the recipie for those cakes. Iam an old lady and I would like to try them out. I am a Texan but my mom was originally from the south of Mexico and I love very much to cook native american and Purepecha indian dishes from Michoacan, Mex.
Thank you so much.

BobbyWC said...

Here is an article and recipe. I cannot make them. The heating of the milk and water has to be just right. My brother and sister do it by eye. But this seems to be it. Originally there was no milk. Milk was added later by the settlers.

https://whatscookingamerica.net/History/Johnnycakes.htm