Monday, June 15, 2009


Linda's Weird Johnny Cakes
Pocked Mark Johnny Cakes

Thanks to all of you that responded and gave me tips on making the perfect Johnny Cake. I spent Sunday morning trying to make better Johnny cakes. My fifth attempt in the past month went well, it was fun, and everything seems just great, the taste was ok, but the texture wasn’t very pretty. What the heck? But I’m sure you experienced ladies (and gents) can tell from the pictures above. Maybe I should just stick to “Fry Jack & Tortilla” which is much easier and tastier for me.

The real problem is whenever I cook anything; I put in tons of time and effort and gained very little. Even if some of my cooking tastes good, the next time I cook the same thing, the taste is very different. The truth is, I’m just not a good cook like my sister Becky. She is an amazing cook who knows that cooking is an art even though the food disappears. I love to eat food made by people like her. At my age, you would have thought that I would have developed my style by now!


Therese said...

Ha! You should see mine. "Tuff like rackstone" as we would say in creole. More like "haad time" biscuits, but not as tasty.

Linda Crawford said...

Wow!! Keep working and don't be discourage , maybe one day you will become an expert. Look at mine after thirty years!!


Becky said...

You need to cut down on your oil or shortening so as to improve on appearance, texture and taste.

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks so much for all the love & support that you have given to me and my family. I can really see the love in you. I back you up with that, so I'm asking my fellow Crooked Tree folks to show some love to Linda for all her hard work and time.

Linda girl, don't feel bad and don't give up on your Johnny Cake. When you come to New York, I'll teach you how to make Johnny Cake.