Singin' Hinney Recipe

Step 1

Lightly grease a large thick based frying pan or girdle.

Step 2

Sift flour, bicarb, cream of tartar and salt into a bowl. Add lard, cut into small pieces, and rub in with the fingertips until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add currants and about 6 tablespoons milk; stir with a fork until just mixed to a soft dough. Place frying pan over a low heat.

Step 3

Turn out onto a floured board and knead lightly. Roll out to a circle, 8 inches diameter. Place in frying pan and cook until golden brown on underside - about 15 minutes. Turn with a fish-slice; lightly press down edges with the slice and cook on the other side for a further 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 4

Remove from pan. Split in half with a sharp knife, spread half with butter, sandwhich together and cut into wedges. Serve hot.

From:- "The Cupboard was Bare" Some recipes for "Empty Larder days" by Sylvia Percival (my wife)

This is a recipe we picked up when we were living in County Durham - Northern England. Very popular because it's cheap, simple, filling, and delicious.

Things You'll Need

  • 8oz Plain flour
  • 1/4ts Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/2ts Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2ts Salt
  • 3oz Lard
  • 3oz Currants
  • Milk

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