Singin' Hinnies - one of my favourite scones and a North Eastern (England) delight. Singin' Hinnies get their name from the fact that they are so rich that they sing and sizzle while they cook. I've tried several recipes for these scones but this one certainly is the best to date.
Usually the scones are cooked in a pan but these are cooked in the oven.
25oz (700g) self raising flour
8oz (215g) margarine
4oz (115g) caster sugar
1/2 pt milk
8oz (230g) currants
Rub flour and margarine together in a bowl until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and currants and then add milk until you get a soft dough. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/2 inch. Cut out approximately twelve large rounds and place on a greased baking tray. Bake at Gas 4, 180 C or 350 F. After 7 minutes turn and flatten the rising Hinnie. Cook for a further 7 minutes until golden brown.
Serve warm with butter!!!