Cook Like a Pioneer
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“Cook Like a Pioneer,” Friend, July 2020, 38

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Cook Like a Pioneer

Friend Magazine, 2020/07 Jul

Illustration by Mike Moran

Joseph Smith loved a food called johnnycake. It’s like cornbread. Here’s a recipe you can try with your family—if you can solve the puzzle! Answer each equation to find out how much of the ingredients to use. (Be sure to check your answers below before trying the recipe.)

Johnnycake

  • # of wagons + # of coyotes = ______ cups cornmeal

  • # of violins – # of frying pans = ______ cups flour

  • # of bags of flour – # of campfires = ______ teaspoons baking soda

  • # of dancing pioneers – # of red bandanas = ______ teaspoons salt

  • # of bags of flour – # of oxen = ______ tablespoons molasses (or honey, or brown sugar)

  • # of campfires + # of wagons = ______ cups buttermilk (or add 1 tablespoon lemon juice for each cup of regular milk as a substitute for buttermilk)

  • # of dancing pioneers – # of bags of flour = ______ well-beaten eggs

Mix dry ingredients. Stir in molasses and buttermilk. Add the beaten eggs and stir. Pour batter into a greased 9x13-inch (23x33-cm) pan and bake at 400°F (200°C) for 30 minutes. Enjoy with butter and honey!

Answers: 3 cups cornmeal, 1 cup flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons molasses, 3 cups buttermilk, 2 eggs