|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
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.