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Cracklin' Bread II

Rated as 3.75 out of 5 Stars

"A traditional Southern favorite - use crumbled fried bacon if pork cracklin's are not available in your store."
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50 m servings 206
Original recipe yields 9 servings (1 - 9x9 inch pan)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 9x9 inch square baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the egg, shortening and buttermilk. In a separate bowl, stir together the cornmeal, sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until smooth, then stir in the pork cracklin's. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until center is set and the top is slightly brown.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 206 calories; 8.5 22.4 9.5 31 662 Full nutrition

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I have had this cracklin bread several times and each time is an experience in itself. I have cooked it for several other people and everybody just loves it. Being from the South it is hard to...

I felt challenged by this recipe. I generally only go for those with overall 4 or 5-star ratings, but it didn't seem too much to lose if this one didn't work out. Given the previous review, I ...

Not so good. The batter was so dry that I had to add extra buttermilk to stir it enough to pour it into a pan. As expected, once it was baked it was very, very dry. I didn't like this one at all...

What an amazing recipe...I did have to use bacon, I had no luck finding Cracklin's in PA...but I fried thick cut, diced bacon until crispy, and I added in some scallions and shredded cheddar che...