The singing hinny received its name from the high pitched singing noise made when its cooked on a griddle. Absolutely delicious served warm with butter. It is a traditional British recipe hailing from the north of England, predominantly Northumberland. A typical Singing Hinny usually includes, butter or buttermilk, currants, flour and baking powder. Sometimes you can sweeten the dough with sugar but the best way to get sweetness from your Singing Hinny is to drizzle with honey and melted butter.
Put the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl and rub in the butter and lard to make fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the currants.
Mix together the milk and lemon juice and pour gradually into the dry ingredients, stirring first with a butter knife and the with your hands, to make a soft but not sticky dough.
Roll into one 18cm wide circle and cut into quarters to make it easier to handle.
Heat a heavy bottomed frying pan to medium hot and cook the singing hinnys for a couple of minutes each side, until golden brown and firm.
Serve immediately spread with butter and honey if you wish.
If you love a traditional recipe, why not try a Classic Victoria Sponge?
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