For the alphabet J, we have a sweet buttery bread from Bermuda. This version of Bermudian johnny bread is similar to the Jamaican Johnny cakes. The difference is that Jamaican cakes are deep fried whereas Bermudian breads are pan fried. The cooking process is so much similar to the English Muffins. I tasted a bit of the bread and felt it tasted so much like the vettu cake we get here Tamil Nadu. My daughter had it for lunch with some mango jam at the side and said she loved it. Anything with sugar, butter and flour would be tasty, right?
The dough is so easy to make and as the leavening agent is baking powder, the dough doesn’t need any rising period too. You just mix everything together and pan fry and the breads are ready in 15 minutes. As the breads are thicker, it takes a while to cook. So cook them on lowest flame so that they don’t burn on top and bottom. And covering the breads will help in faster cooking. The final texture of the bread is so good. The top is crispy and the crumb is nice and fluffy. I felt that it was too sweet but my daughter found it perfect. So if you are a person who is not into too much sugar, then try to add less sugar in the dough.
Makes 4 Breads
Maida / All Purpose Flour – 1 cup
Sugar – 1/3 cup
Baking Powder – 1 tsp
Salt – a pinch
Butter – 2 tbs
Milk – 1/3 cup
In a bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Add in melted butter, milk and mix to form a soft dough.
Divide the dough into four equal portions.
Pat them to form a round thick flat disc.
Heat a tawa, place the breads on it, add some melted butter on the sides and cook for five minutes on low flame.
Flip them and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Cover the breads while cooking.
Serve them with jam or any spread.