- a hard, brittle cake or biscuit.
- cracknels, small bits of fat pork fried crisp.
Origin of cracknel
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This is done to rid it of any bits of cracknel, etc., that may remain in the lard.
A Cracknel is our gain, but the ditty must first (come) out.
The result—he lost by half a cracknel—was to cause him some temporary inconvenience, but he is now completely restored to health.
After being pressed the cracknels are worked into a dough with corn meal and together made into cracknel bread.
"Yes, it's 'licious," agreed Joan, with her mouth full of cracknel biscuit.Two Little Travellers
Frances Browne Arthur
- a type of hard plain biscuit
- (often plural) US and Canadian crisply fried bits of fat pork
C15: perhaps from Old French craquelin, from Middle Dutch krākelinc, from krāken to crack
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