Northumberland Singin’ Hinnies

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Farmhouse Kitchen

The Farmhouse Kitchen

By Mary Norwak

Published 1991

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  • 1lb plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 6oz currants
  • 4oz lard
  • 4oz butter
  • a littlemilk


    Sift the flour with the cream of tartar, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Rub in the lard and butter and stir in the currants. Make into a stiff dough with a little milk. Shape into a round and roll out to half-an-inch thickness. Rub a girdle or frying pan with a little fat. Put on the dough and cook until brown underneath. Turn the cake carefully to brown the other side. Turn once again to make sure it is hot right through. Cut into pieces, split and butter and serve hot.