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Breads from Rina's Kitchen


Cracklin' Bread 
Makes 1 round loaf 

1/2 pound finely diced pork
1 teaspoon salt
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons reserved fat
                   
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
2. In a 10 inch oven-proof skillet, fry the pork till crisp. Add
   onion, and cook till just tender. Drain off liquid fat, and
   reserve 2 tablespoons. 
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine corn meal, flour, baking
   powder, soda, and salt. Combine eggs, honey,
   buttermilk, and juice: mix into cornmeal mixture. Stir in
   pork and onions. 
4. Return reserved fat to skillet, and heat till very hot. Pour
   batter into skillet. Transfer to oven, and bake for 30 to
   35 minutes. 

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