English Singing Hinnies (Griddle Scones) – A delicious breakfast treat! A scone-like dough grilled on a skillet until golden brown and crispy!
English Singing Hinnies (Griddle Scones)
There is nothing I love more than having breakfast for dinner. I am not someone who ever makes homemade breakfast foods in the morning because I would much rather be asleep or relaxing than working in the kitchen. But if it’s 5 PM, than I am totally on board to make breakfast food.
For this round of making breakfast for dinner, I wanted to give an English recipe a try with an intriguing name – singing hinnies. Yup. That’s the name. It’s kind of amazing. What I was most excited about was the fact that they are basically a grilled scone. Made with basically the same list of ingredients as any other scone recipe and the same method of preparing them, they were bound to be amazing.
The only addition to them that might be different from other scone recipes is there is a bit of lemon zest and dried fruit. You can use whichever dried fruit you prefer such as raisins, dried cherries, dried cranberries, sultanas, etc but I went with a dried currant (available at most major grocery stores in America or online) because they seem to fit with just about any British recipe and I like how small they are, they add a great texture.
Common questions about making singing hinnies
What is the difference between lard and butter?
The difference between lard and butter is that lard is made from pig fat and butter is a dairy product.
What is the difference between welsh cakes and singing hinnies?
Both have very similar ingredients and methods of making them but welsh cakes have some kind of sweetener such as honey in the dough while singing hinnies get their sweetness just from the dried fruit.
How can I serve a singing hinny?
You can serve a singing hinny topped with butter, honey, or a dusting of powdered sugar.
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- Pinch of salt
- 4 oz unsalted butter (1 stick, cold)
- 4 oz lard (or a second stick of unsalted butter, cold)
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
- 1 cup dried raisins or currants
- 4-6 tablespoons milk
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together all-purpose flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Add in butter and lard and cut it into the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or two knives. Alternatively, combine in a food processor and pulse until the butter and dry ingredients have turned into a sandy consistency.
- Add in lemon zest and dried fruit. Slowly add in milk until the dough comes together. If you are struggling to get your dough to come together, toss in into a stand mixer and mix on low until it comes together.
- Roll your dough out onto a lightly floured surface until it is about 1/4"-1/3" thick. Cut it into circles using a 2" circular cutter or using a small bowl and a sharp knife to cut around the bowl.
- Bring a skillet or griddle up to medium heat. Smear a bit of butter on both sides of the singing hinnies and then place them on the skillet for about 4-5 minutes, depending on how hot the skillet gets. Once the bottom is golden, flip it over and continue to cook for another 4-5 minutes or until that side is also golden.
- Serve hot with a bit of butter or a dusting of powdered sugar.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g
This nutritional information can vary depending on the specific products you choose so this is a general guess of the correct nutritional information based on the products I used. Please keep that in mind when making the recipe.