5 Great Foods of Great Britain: Spotted Dick + More Hilarity
|Richard Cocks, via Flickr|
This dish originated in Lancashire and isn't made very often anymore. It sounds like a nursery rhyme gone awry. To make, take a chicken, stuff with nuts and dried fruit, poach, wrap in bacon and roast. It's been speculated the moniker is a combination of the locals misunderstanding Flemish for the sound a chicken makes and a holiday wake. Which was a happy event before it was for funerals. How that translates to chicken, we can't say. We would just call it delicious.
1. Singin' Hinnies:
LA & OC Foodventure, via Flickr Scones, not quite singing hinnies, but close
Only funny if you pronounce hinnies with a long i. Then it's just hilarious. Because apparently, we are third-graders at heart. What it actually is is a type of griddle cake, a bit of a cross between a scone and English muffin that makes a sizzling or "singing" sound when it's put in hot oil in the pan. Blushing right now.
That, of course, was just scratching the surface. There was just so much to choose from. We had to pass over girdle sponges, priddy oggies and wet nelley. We may have to revisit this topic in the future.
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