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Cracklin' Bread



  • 3/4 cup finely diced salt pork
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons salt pork drippings


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Fry salt pork over low heat until nicely browned.
  3. Drain fat, saving both drippings and cracklings.
  4. Sift together corn meal, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Combine eggs, buttermilk and drippings.
  6. Stir into cornmeal mixture together with cracklings.
  7. Spread dough in a greased cast iron skillet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until done.


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