Singin Hinnies

Puddings and cakes

  • Serves: 8
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 8 minutes
Sizzling singing hinnies © Peter Sutcliffe

Sizzling singing hinnies


1 lb / 453g self raising flour
3oz / 85g lard
3oz / 85g butter
4oz / 113g caster sugar
3 oz / 85g currants
2 eggs
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’.