Johnnycake baking skills sought
Scouts and others who cook outdoors may wish to polish up their johnnycake making skills and enter a contest being sponsored by the Lake County History Center.
|Scene from a 2011 Civil War encampment|
Those who have been on a field trip to the History Center's Pioneer School learned how to make johnnycake the old time way.
The contest, which the history center hopes to make into a summertime tradition, takes place on Saturday July 14 at the start of a living history weekend devoted to the Civil War. Adults teams of three and youth teams of four (which can include two adults) will prepare their johnnycake outdoors, bringing a grill for coals, and use a cast iron pan for the job. Winners will be awarded cash prizes and gift cards.
Things get started with prep work at 9:30 a.m. in the history center kitchen and conclude with the judging at 11:30 a.m. by none other than President Lincoln, General Grant and General Casement, who all have roles in the weekend history event at 415 Riverside Drive in Painesville Township..
To register, learn about entry fees and other specifics call the history center at 440-639-2945.