Puddings and cakes
- Serves: 8
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 8 minutes
1 lb / 453g self raising flour
3oz / 85g lard
3oz / 85g butter
4oz / 113g caster sugar
3 oz / 85g currants
¼ pt milk
- In a mixing bowl rub the fat into the flour. Add the other ingredients.
- Mix to a soft dough with the milk and egg.
- Roll out and cut into rounds 1inch / 2 cm thick.
- Cook for 7-8 min each side on a griddle or in the oven.
The origins of the traditional scone-like griddle cake called a Singin’ Hinny is easily identified. 'Hinney' is the pronunciation of 'honey' in the north east of England and parts of Scotland. It is a term of endearment used usually to and about women and children.
The singing part of the name refers to when the cakes are cooked in a hot flat griddle pan. As they hit the pan, the butter and lard starts to sizzle and 'sing’.