Form of thin pasty filled with dark dried fruit. Similar to Sad Cake.
Compare with: Cracknels
The word does not occur in any of the 19th Century dialect glossaries, but is know to our correspondents. The 1975 'Yorkshire through the years' by Ian Dewhirst has; "Women baked mountains of plain loaves and spice loaves for the occasion, cakes and plain crackneys and currant crackneys."
Our correspondant Steve Bingham tells us (Dec. 2016) that; "When I lived in Keighley West Yorkshire in the1970s you could buy crackney in butcher's shops. they were discs of pie crust pastry about 12 cm in diameter and 8mm thick studded with currants and would normally be eaten buttered. they were not a sandwich format like Chorley cakes."
Possibly Yorkshire Crackney, possibly not
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