Johnny cakes have some similarities to the Native American fried bread. This is the Jamaican or Caribbean fried bread. It is simple to make. No one uses measuring utensils. Everyone's estimation may vary but I have never really tasted one that was not good. It is simply a mixture of flour, baking powder and salt. (secret ing. pinch or two of baking soda) not a secret any more, lol. Make a dough take off pieces and form into little balls then flatten and round the edges fry and serve . It is like a heavy biscuit. It is served on the island with breakfast mostly. But frankly I can have it at any meal. It is just a bread, right?