Girdle or griddle?

A cast iron girdle

I am surprised at how many comments I have received about my post about the ladies in Fethiye cooking their bazlama over a girdle.

Lots of tittering and snickering amongst my friends and family (you know who you are), thinking I was suggesting cooking bread over a Playtex 18-hour elasticated garment!

A girdle is a round, flat, cast iron baking stone that you use to cook baked goods over a flame. In my household one of these has always been called a girdle, while a ‘griddle’ is a ridged pan on which you would cook a steak.

If you woud like to acquire one, check this out: Scottish girdle

If you don’t have a girdle, a heavy flat frying pan does more or less the same job, as long as you don’t overcrowd the pan.

Happy girdling. I’m off to the UK today – more on that later.

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One thought on “Girdle or griddle?

  1. love your ‘views from my kitchen’, tried the fruit cake recipe, very tasty, will try the other recipes soon. have a great time in England, will you be doing English food, as I’m sure our food won’t be as tasty as your recipes.

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