Mix dry ingredients and refrigerate until your ready to use. Pour boiling water (merely hot will not do) over meal. Batter should be of a plopping consistency, not falling immediately off the spoon, but not running.
Add ground or grated orange rind to taste. Use a cast-iron or non-stick griddle, not cast-aluminum. Sprinkle oil on the pan and drop the batter on, a tablespoon at a time. Cook approximately 6 minutes on each side, until the edges begin to brown. Before turning, sprinkle oil on each cake.
In a separate pan, melt butter, more grated orange rind and Grand Marinier, adjusting the proportions to taste. Pour over the platter of cooked jonnycakes, where the sauce will from a sticky glaze. – Delicious!!!