Have you heard the news?! A sequel to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is on the way this summer! To say I am excited would be an understatement.
So, to celebrate I thought it was high time I tried to make one of the recipes in the book that I have always been interesting in trying. While Miss Maudie’s Lane Cake is definitely on my list of “food I want to try”, I would need a very special occasion to make a bourbon soaked cake.
Nope, the one I made this week is Scout’s favorite, Cracklin’ Bread. The bread Calpurnia makes for her after her disastrous first day of school.
Basically Cracklin’ Bread is just cornbread with cracklings and/or bacon added to it for flavor.
I had a big chunk of skin left after I trimmed down a picnic roast and I didn’t want it to go to waste. Which is probably how cracklings and crackling bread were invented in the first place. Waste not want not.
I chopped up the skin (need a very sharp knife) and cooked it down. The rendered pork fat (a.k.a “lard”) will be used for something, except for the 2 tablespoons used in the making of this bread.
The brown chunky bits left after melting the fat are cracklings.
If you don’t want to go to the trouble to make the cracklings you can substitute chopped bacon. Or do half and half like I did.
I went with a recipe from Taste of Southern, because it sounded truly authentic. There is no wheat flour in this. Just cornmeal. Proof that gluten-free does not mean healthy. Just sayin…
Aside from making the cracklings, this recipe whips up quickly and easily like any cornbread.
Hope I did Calpurnia proud.
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