Johnny Cakes

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt


    1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl


    2. Mix with a spoon until the ingredients come together to form a ball of dough


    3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 4-5 minutes. Add extra flour if the dough begins to stick to your hands


    4. Cut the dough into 6 equal portions; roll each into a ball then using your hands, flatten and stretch each ball into a flat pizza shape


    5. Heat a frypan without any oil or butter, then add each Johnny Cake to cook


    6. Cook each Johnny Cake for a few minutes either side, until darker sections begin to form


    7. Serve with margarine, plain with a soup or stew, or, like above, with margarine and honey

    What's the story?

    Nutritional Information (per Johnny Cake- 68g)  

    • Energy: 622kJ
    • Protein: 4.5g
    • Fat: 0.5g (Saturated fat 0.1g)
    • Carbohydrates: 30.3g (Sugars 0.0g)
    • Sodium: 464mg

    And a word from the dietitian...

    We really shouldn’t add salt to our food- we can easily exceed our daily limit from the amount of salt added to many processed foods we eat. However, if you do buy salt, ensure it is IODISED. Iodine is a mineral essential for our thyroid to function normally. It is found in soils, however as Australia’s soil levels are dropping, so too is the amount of iodide in foods grown on these soils. Choosing IODISED salt is one way to ensure we get enough iodine.