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Crackling bread
Type Bread
Place of origin United States, France
Region or state Southern United States, Bourbonnais
Main ingredients Cornmeal or flour, cracklings

Bread flavored with cracklings is found in several cuisines:

In American literature

Crackling bread is mentioned in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It is the narrator Scout's favorite snack. Calpurnia, the family's cook, prepared it for Scout after her first day at school. "It was not often that she made crackling bread, she said she never had time, but with both of us at school today had been an easy one for her. She knew I loved crackling bread." Calpurnia and Scout had had an argument during lunch and to try to repair the bond between them she made crackling bread.

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