Welcome to a culinary journey through the sun-soaked paradise of Antigua, where the air is filled with the tantalizing aroma of freshly baked Johnny Cakes. These delightful, golden treasures are more than a simple bread; they're a taste of tradition, a bite of Antiguan history.

In this recipe, we'll unlock the secrets behind crafting the perfect Antiguan Johnny Cakes—soft on the inside, crispy on the outside, and bursting with the flavors of the Caribbean. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and let's embark on a culinary adventure that brings a slice of Antiguan warmth and flavor to your kitchen. Get ready to savor the essence of the Caribbean with each delicious bite!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup milk (you can use coconut milk for a tropical twist)
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  2. Add the cold, diced butter to the dry ingredients. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Slowly add the milk (or coconut milk) to the mixture, stirring continuously until the dough comes together. Be careful not to overmix; you want a soft, slightly sticky dough.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it gently for a minute or two.
  5. Divide the dough into golf ball-sized portions and shape them into rounds.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  7. Once the oil is hot, gently place the Johnny Cakes into the pan. Fry each side until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  8. Remove the Johnny Cakes from the oil and place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  9. Serve the Johnny Cakes warm and enjoy them as a delightful snack or as a side dish with your favorite Caribbean meal.

These Antiguan Johnny Cakes are a delicious combination of crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, making them a perfect accompaniment to any meal. Enjoy the taste of the Caribbean in every bite!

Nutritional Values

I can give you a general idea based on standard values for the ingredients. Keep in mind that these values may vary based on specific brands and variations in the ingredients you choose.

For the Antiguan Johnny Cakes recipe:

All-purpose flour (2 cups):

  • Calories: Approximately 800 kcal
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 160g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Fiber: 6g

Baking powder (1 tablespoon):

  • Calories: Approximately 5 kcal
  • Protein: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fat: 0g

Salt (1/2 teaspoon):

  • Calories: negligible
  • Protein: negligible
  • Carbohydrates: negligible
  • Fat: negligible

Sugar (2 tablespoons):

  • Calories: Approximately 100 kcal
  • Protein: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fat: 0g

Unsalted butter (1/4 cup):

  • Calories: Approximately 400 kcal
  • Protein: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fat: 44g

Milk (3/4 cup):

  • Calories: Approximately 90 kcal
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fat: 3.6g

Vegetable oil for frying:

  • Calories: Approximately 120 kcal per tablespoon
  • Protein: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fat: 14g

Please note that these values are rough estimates and can vary based on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients you use. Always check the nutritional information on the packaging for the most accurate details.


Here are the benefits of each ingredient in the Antiguan Johnny Cakes recipe:

  1. All-purpose flour:
  • Provides a good source of carbohydrates for energy.
  • Contains some protein and dietary fiber.
  1. Baking powder:
  • Acts as a leavening agent to make the Johnny Cakes light and fluffy.
  1. Salt:
  • Enhances flavor and helps to balance the sweetness in the recipe.
  1. Sugar:
  • Adds sweetness and enhances the overall flavor of the Johnny Cakes.
  1. Unsalted butter:
  • Contributes to the rich and moist texture of the Johnny Cakes.
  • Provides flavor and a source of fat.
  1. Milk:
  • Adds moisture and richness to the dough.
  • Good source of protein and calcium.
  1. Vegetable oil for frying:
  • Facilitates the frying process, giving the Johnny Cakes a crispy exterior.
  • Adds healthy fats to the recipe.

It's important to note that while these ingredients contribute to the taste and texture of the Johnny Cakes, moderation is key, especially with ingredients like sugar and butter. Enjoying these Johnny Cakes as an occasional treat can be a delightful addition to your culinary experience.


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