This is a quintessential Rhode Island recipe: simple, tasty, and the source of endless arguments! The Great Jonnycake Controversy is simply "thick or thin?". This recipe is a standard South County thick one.
But there is also the question of the name. Are they jonnycakes (as determined by the state legislature in 1946) or johnnycakes (as held by some highly respected sources) or journey-cakes (as we are told the colonists called them)?
Journey-cakes? What happened to the "r"? Oh, right. We're in New England!
I love these with a light drizzle of maple syrup. Some like honey. Lobster butter is absolutely extraordinary!