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Food - Drink
Singing Hinnies: What Is The English Dish And How Was It Named?
From toad in the hole and rumbledethumps to spotted dick, the United Kingdom is home to many uncommonly named foods, including singing hinnies, a simple dish with a complex name.
Singing hinnies are griddle cakes named for the high-pitched "singing" noise they make as they cook, combined with the Northeastern English pronunciation of the endearment "honey."
The cakes originated in Northumberland, England, and although their exact origin is unknown, it is believed they were created by miners’ wives as a cheap, simple, and filling meal.
Singing hinnies are made with flour, baking powder, milk, salt, lard, butter, and dried fruit like currants, with optional additions like lemon zest or sugar for an extra-sweet flavor.
To make singing hinnies, mix together your dry ingredients, then add small chunks of cold butter and lard to the mixture before adding your optional fruit or lemon zest.
Pour milk in slowly until a soft dough begins to form, then roll your dough out, cut it into circles, cook on both sides until golden brown, and serve with sugar and butter.