Definition of singing hinny in English:

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singing hinny


A kind of currant cake baked on a griddle, originating in northern England.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A singing hinny is a kind of scone that you bake on a hot griddle.

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