Hot for Johnny cake at Bean & Barrel

CORRESPONDENTFebruary 23, 2011 

I was recently at Bean & Barrel and had the lemon Johnny cake with sweet potato butter, a special on their Sunday brunch menu. Oh my gosh! Could you get the recipe? - S.H., Chapel Hill

Sam Allen, chef at Bean & Barrel (50100 Governors Drive, Chapel Hill; 967-9990;, shares the recipe.

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