Lancashire parkin

    1 hour 45 min

    This recipe was given to me by my cousin's wife, Margaret, who hales from Rochdale. It is very appropriate for today as it's Bonfire Night.


    Gloucestershire, England, UK
    105 people made this

    Makes: 24 pieces

    • 225g (8oz) fine or medium oatmeal
    • 225g (8oz) self-raising flour
    • 225g (8oz) brown sugar
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 1/2 dessertspoons ground ginger
    • 225g (8oz) margarine or butter
    • 125g (4.5oz) black treacle
    • 125g (4.5oz) golden syrup
    • 1 egg, beaten

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 150 to 170 C / Gas 2 to 3.
    2. Put oatmeal, flour, sugar, salt and ground ginger in a bowl. Rub in the fat.
    3. Add the treacle, golden syrup and egg.
    4. Mix well. This will make a heavy mixture. Place in a lined, small roasting tin.
    5. Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.


    AGA tip - cook on grid shelf on floor of roasting oven with cold shelf on 2nd set runners.

    Serving suggestion

    It is usually a good thing to leave in a cake tin for a week before cutting or a minimum of 2 to 3 days at least if you can't keep your hands off it.

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