A cracknel is our gain, but the ditty must first (come) out.
This is done to rid it of any bits of cracknel, etc., that may remain in the lard.
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.
The result—he lost by half a cracknel—was to cause him some temporary inconvenience, but he is now completely restored to health.
On Sundays the mistress would give him a gingerbread or a cracknel, and amuse herself with his baby prattle.