Old Traditional Recipes

Recipes enjoyed by the Geordie folk (North East England UK)
The singing hinnie was so called as, when the butter and the cream melted during the baking,
it sizzled on the hot girdle and was thought to be singing. An old tale is told of how this large
tea-time scone first became known as a singing hinnie.. a north country housewife was baking this scone for tea and on repeatedly being asked by her children if it was ready to eat, her final reply was "No, it's just singing, hinnies". (Hinnies a Geordie term of endearment for children and loved ones)

half pound. plain flour
2 ounces butter
2 ounces lard -
1 ounce currants
half teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
milk and sour cream


Rub fat into flour, add other dry ingredients, mix to a soft dough with a little milk and sour cream. Roll out and bake both sides on a hot girdle.
In order to turn these without breaking into pieces, use something wide

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