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Singing hinnies on a teatowel
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Singing Hinnies

Singing hinnies are a fried scone or griddle cake which originate from North East England. Serve warm with butter and jam for a delicious tea time treat
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: British
Servings: 12 scone
Author: Alison Maclean


  • 225 g 8oz plain flour
  • 110 g 4 oz butter
  • 56 g 2 oz sultanas or currants
  • half teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk


  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
  • Rub in the butter until you get a mixture that looks like fine breadcrumbs.
  • Add the sultanas
  • Gradually add the milk until you get a stiff dough.
  • Roll out into a round circle around a centimetre (½ inch) thick.
  • Use a cutter to cut into circle shapes.
  • Lightly grease a frying pan or griddle and place the circles of dough on it. Prick the top with a fork. Cook gently for 15-20 minutes, turning halfway though. It should be golden brown on both sides.


Best served warm straight from the pan. They can also be stored and eaten cold