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Griddle scone
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Potato scones
Alternative names Girdle scone
Type Scone

The griddle scone (most dialects of English) or girdle scone (Scots and Northumbrian English) is a variety of scone which is baked on a griddle or frying pan rather than in an oven.

Scone varieties
The flat, buttered tattie (potato) scones at the bottom of this picture are griddle scones. The other four types of Scottish scones on this plate are (clockwise from bottom) a cheese scone, treacle scones, a milk scone, and a fruit scone.

In New Zealand, griddle scones are generally cooked as one large disk shaped mass which is divided into wedges for serving, often with golden syrup or jam.


Iron, griddle (AM 1966.118-1)
A traditional griddle (girdle) from Auckland Museum

In the Scots language and the Northumbrian English dialect, a griddle is referred to as a girdle. The transposition of the sounds is due to linguistic metathesis. Therefore, griddle scones are known as girdle scones. This usage is also common in New Zealand where scones, of all varieties, form an important part of the traditional cuisine.

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