Jumping Johnnies

    20 minutes

    This recipe has been a great favourite in our family through many generations. The Jumping Johnnies are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. This recipe is deep fried in oil and has absolutely zero nutritional value. I guess that's why kids love this breakfast treat!


    New South Wales, Australia
    3 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 3 eggs
    • 2 tbs sugar
    • 1 rind of a lemon (grated)
    • ½ cup of full cream milk
    • 2½ cups of self raising flour
    • Oil for deep frying
    • 1 brown paper bag
    • Icing sugar to serve

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Heat oil in a deep pot.
    2. Beat eggs and sugar together. Add lemon rind and milk then mix. Add self raising flour and mix.
    3. Place 1/2 teaspoon of mixture into oil. If mixture bubbles and floats to the surface the oil is hot enough to cook.
    4. Once oil is hot. Cook mixture in batches. Using a salad spoon (or a spoon equallying about 3 tablespoons) drop mixture into oil. The mixture should bubble and float to the surface. Once one side is cooked the Jumping Johnnies will automatically turn over.
    5. Once both sides of the Jumping Johnnies are cooked remove and place on paper toweling (for 1-2 minutes) place in brown paper bag with icing sugar. Shake Jumping Johnnies so they are covered in icing sugar.
    6. They will still be quite hot so take care.

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    good but came out to soft  -  17 Feb 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)