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Old 08-21-2006, 01:13 AM
 
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My grandparents and dad were from Whitesburg, KY. My grandma used to make Cathead Biscuits and Johnnie Cake on a coal cook stove. I don't have a clue about the recipes. Would anyone out there know how to make them?
Thank You :-)
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:30 AM
 
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Try this one, from the Pride of Kentucky cookbook, supposedly available at any Kentucky Cooperative Extension Office:

LIGHT AND TASTY CORN CAKES
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:36 AM
 
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Googled "cathead biscuits" and chose this one: http://www.deltablues.net/biscuit.html

Found this recipe for Jonnie Cakes:

Confederate Johnnie Cake Recipe

two cups of cornmeal
2/3 cup of milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt

Mix ingredients into a stiff batter and form eight biscuit-sized "dodgers". Bake on a lightly greased sheet at 350 degrees for twenty to twenty five minutes or until brown. Or spoon the batter into hot cooking oil in a frying pan over a low flame. Remove the corn dodgers and let cool on a paper towel, spread with a little butter or molasses, and you have a real southern treat
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:41 AM
 
Location: North Alabama
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Try this one, from the Pride of Kentucky cookbook, supposedly available at any Kentucky Cooperative Extension Office:

LIGHT AND TASTY CORN CAKES

2 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1-1/3 cups cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine eggs, milk, and oil. Mix well. Mix cornmeal & salt together and then stir into the egg mixture. Drop 2 tablespoons of batter on hot greased skillet/griddle. Stir batter well between each session to combat settling. Cook until tops are covered with buubles, turn, and cook until golden brown. Yield is approx. 24 servings.

If not what you are looking for, try googling the web for "johhny cakes." You'll find hundreds of recipes. Good luck.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:09 PM
 
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Thank you so much. I certainly do miss her cooking. I even miss her "souse"...
Thanks again!!! :-)
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Old 09-14-2006, 11:52 PM
 
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well i am an old time country girl for real..my mom and i still make souse and my recipe for cathead biscuits is 2 cups of flour....3 tbsp. oil.... buttermilk...mix until moist and stiff.....roll into ball... mist with flour and then i just pinch or roll out my biscuits put just a little oil in the pan and rub some on top of the biscuits ...bake at 350 for 20 minutes..check then until they turn light brown..good eatin
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:16 PM
 
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Smile cat head biscuits

I would love to know more about making your cat head biscuits. You meantioned 2 cups of flour -- can I ask what kind (self rising or plain) and how much buttermilk do you need? I am trying to learn to make them in a flour bowl like my aunt did... she poured all the items in the bowl mixed them up and the flour was clean when she was done... it was amazing. Thanks in advance for your help.
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