Crackling bread is a meal featured in the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It is the narrator's, Scout, favorite snack. It is cooked for her by her family chef Calpurnia when she has behaved well. The first time it appears is when Scout goes to school for the first time. "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."