Definition of singing hinny in English:

singing hinny


  • A kind of currant cake baked on a griddle, originating in northern England.

    • ‘Grandfather's singing hinny was made with a mix of butter and lard and was said to ‘sing’ as it sizzled on the flat top of a solid-fuel stove.’
    • ‘Examples are singing hinny ‘a kind of pancake’and girdle cake ‘another pancake’.’
    • ‘A singing hinny is a kind of scone that you bake on a hot griddle.’
    • ‘Irene's own memories of regional food include singing hinny hilly scones, so called because they were so rich in fat they used to sing on the griddle.’
    • ‘Scottish foods cooking in every working kitchen, including forfar bridies (a meat-filled pastry), stovies (fired potato mixture), baps, clootie dumplings, singing hinnies (a fried scone) and the traditional haggis, tatties and neeps (turnips).’