Apple Johnny Cake from A Hundred Years Ago

applcrnbrdRecently, 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.chef



9 thoughts on “Apple Johnny Cake from A Hundred Years Ago

  1. This looks incredible. I love how you adapted the recipe and added the stewed apples. If I make again, I may use your version of the recipe. 🙂 It’s wonderful to hear that you made this recipe from A Hundred Years Ago.Thanks for the kind words.

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    • Thanks Patti
      That’s interesting. I suppose there’s lots of folks that not a fan of cornmeal. If you took this recipe and replaced the cornmeal with flour and added some sugar and brown sugar I think it’d be a pretty tasty apple cake… or better yet… I have an apple cake recipe made with flour from one of my old blogging buddies from a couple years back, if you want I’ll post it for you or email it to you. Let me know. 🙂

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      • That sounds good! Thanks! *** at gmail dot com if you want to email it.

        edited: You’re very welcome. I’ll send the recipe to you soon. 🙂
        I hope you don’t mind, I edited your email out of your comment.

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