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Sheils

Cast Iron Griddle

Can anyone out there help me find a good quality cast iron smooth surface griddle - the sort of cookware my granny used to make girdle scones or pancakes on? Aga does one but the finish on the base wasn't good and I wondered if there was any other firm?

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Nenna

cast iron griddle

I bought one last summer but I don't know the make, I think it is French. I know that Lakeland do one but it has a ridge around the edge which I didn't want. You can see theirs' on their website. I paid about £30 for mine, it needed proving before I could use it but the more I use it the better it becomes. Mine is very heavy, cast iron and I just leave it on the hob, it is too heavy to be lifting all the time. I bought mine in a specialist kitchen shop.

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Welshcookie

Griddle

Sounds like what we call in Wales a bakestone or planc. I agree a good cook shop should have what you want. Get the heaviest, thickest you can.

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foxylady

cast iron griddle

I've got a cast iron welsh baking stone that I bought from Kitchencraft for £29.99,think amazon have it as well, google it, lots of outlets. I use it for making Staffordshire oatcakes, very good. foxy x

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Sheils

cast iron griddle

Hello - just to say thank you for replying. I went into Lakeland and I see what you mean about theirs. It wasn't very heavy either - I will keep looking!
Thank you!

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Sheils

cast iron griddle

Hello! Just to say thank you for replying - I'm still looking!

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Sheils

cast iron griddle

Hello! Just to say thank you for your reply and I'll check out Kitchencraft.

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queen jean

griddle

hi coockie my aunt lives in mountain ash and yrs ago she gave me her iron griddle what she used to make welsh cakes with .it is very old her mother used it long before her .and now i use it to make welsh cakes .as we love them so much jean

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Essex Girl

Griddles

Mine is by Silverwood and you can find them via Google. It's fairly heavy but not especially.

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cast iron cookers

I have one integral to my hob, but I'm too scared to use it. Totally pathetic, but it's an ancient cooker than came with the house I'm not entirely sure how use it. Any tips as to how to test the correct temp?

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Welshcookie

Griddles

ES, I'm not sure what you mean. Is it one of the top plates on an AGA? The easiest thing, obviously is to make up a drop scone mix and have a go. I've never had an AGA, just Rayburns so I'm not sure if you are describing a cooking hotplate, or somewhere to plonk the kettle to keep it warm. I lurve genuine range cookers, so let us get you over your reluctance to use it.

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cast iron griddle

I was very unclear, sorry! It is a cast iron griddle plate which is part of the hob on a very very ancient gas cooker. The flame is in a line down the centre of the plate, and the plate is for cooking, not warming.

I know that it needs to be pre-heated, but not for how long, and that one end is cooler than the other, but not which. The instruction manual is long gone, so would be a case of experimenting.

Two things are putting me off. 1. I am sure it hasn't been used for years, and is bound to have lots of dust to burn off. Never pleasant. 2. I'm not big on frying, so on the occasions I do am happier to grab a frying pan that doesn't have any quirks to work out.

You are right though, cooking a batch of something straight forward and inexpensive is the obvious solution.

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Welshcookie

Hotplate.

Well, I don't know if such a suggestion is allowed on Delia, but what you do is spit on it. Then you'll know which is the hot end. To find out how hot, sprinkle some flour in several places on the hotplate and see which burns first. In older Mrs Beetons it will tell you what temperature an oven is according to how quickly a sheet of white paper singes.

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Rosemary S

Scottish Girdle



Is this what you are looking for?

http://antiquekitchenalia.com/scottish-bakestone-girdle/

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cast iron griddle

"Well, I don't know if such a suggestion is allowed on Delia, but what you do is spit on it. Then you'll know which is the hot end. To find out how hot, sprinkle some flour in several places on the hotplate and see which burns first. In older Mrs Beetons it will tell you what temperature an oven is according to how quickly a sheet of white paper singes."

Thanks. Delia approved or not I'll have to try your suggestions. The old ways usually are the best! Plus they made me laugh ;)

 
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