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|Bendigo gold fields|
After turning to Google on and off since its invention with no luck.....I have finally found a few leads.....vague, but leads none the less.
I first found the recipe mentioned here...Source: First Catch a Kangaroo....
|full copy from the Canberra Library|
How lovely it would be to be able to share the story behind the recipe with the family members who make these Jumping Johnnies. If only a photocopy of the page......
Jumping Johnnies (Australian) *(Hmmm I wonder if it is in fact an Australian Recipe)
4 tablespoons of sugar
Grated rind of 1 lemon
1/2 cup milk
2 1/2 cups Self Raising Flour
Whisk well together eggs and sugar, add grated lemon rind, milk, and flour. Mix well. Fry by teaspoonsful in boiling fat, roll in confectioners sugar, and eat hot or cold. The Johnnies will "jump" (turn themselves) when cooked on one side if there is enough fat.
(They do sometimes need a little help though...lol)
many hours reading her many receipts....(recipes)