Take a foodie tour of the UK's regional treats

A Northumberland delicacy has been featured in a regional food tour of the UK.

Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 7:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 7:32 am
Singing hinnies

Singing hinnies have a place in a list of 16 dishes representing the tastes and flavours of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The scone-like griddle cake is the North East’s only entry on the list, compiled by Premier Inn.

They’re made with flour, butter, lard, currants, salt and milk, with baking powder added to make them rise slightly when they’re cooked on a griddle pan.

The tale goes that the cakes get their name from the singing noise the cakes make as they cook.

When you think of traditional British cuisine, you may struggle to list more than classics such as fish and chips or a hearty full English. But there’s a wealth of wonderful delicacies out there.

Starting in the south with Cornwall’s stargazy pie and ending with Aberdeen’s deep-fried Mars bar, a tour map plots out the best locations and eateries for sampling each dish.

Not for the faint-hearted, the route would take just short of 42 hours to complete by car in one go.

There are some weird and wonderful dishes – and names – on the map.

Boasting one of the strangest names and originating from the Scottish Borders, rumbledethumps is a traditional dish made from potato, cabbage and onion.

Sharing similarities with Irish colcannon or English bubble and squeak, it’s served either as an accompaniment to a main dish or as a main dish itself.

Another oddly named delicacy is yellowman, a chewy toffee-textured honeycomb produced in Northern Ireland.