Recently, my blogging buddy Sheryl posted a recipe for ‘Apple Johnny Cake’ (apple cornbread) on her blog ‘A Hundred Years Ago’ it was such a tasty sounding simple recipe that I new I had to try it. I can imagine way-back-when the end of winter foods being slim and folks searching for ways to make a tasty treat out of the last of their staples.
I had to make a few adjustments to the Apple Cornbread recipe. I first had to cut it down to small size to fit my little iron skillet. I didn’t have any baking powder, so instead I added an egg in the batter as a binder and to hopefully help it rise.
I layered the batter and apple slices to make it fairly even in my little pan.
As it was baking I made up a quick batch of stewed apples to serve over the Apple Cornbread.
The Apple Cornbread baked up beautifully and came out of the pan clean and well formed. It sliced beautifully too with few crumbles.
As for taste, the Apple Cornbread is a bit bland, but it would be a welcomed treat at the end of winter if staples were low. Now topped with stewed apples it’s a mighty tasty treat.
“Thank you Sheryl for sharing recipes and interesting snippets from the past. Your blog is a joy to visit. I’ll be making this recipe again and again. :).”
Original recipe for ‘Apple Johnny Cake’
Folks, If you have some time, pay a visit to Sheryl’s blog, there’s lots of nostalgic recipes and trivia to learn and see there.
Wishing you all sweet memories & smiles.