Real Lancashire Parkin

Real Lancashire Parkin


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About this recipe: Parkin is an old northern traditional cake usually served on november 5th for Bonfire night. There are many different recipes for this excellent cake and most of them use treacle. lancashire however has it’s own style of baking it and uses golden syrup

PaulHigham Lancashire, England, UK


  • 6 oz plain flour
  • 6 oz medium oatmeal
  • 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 level teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3 oz chopped candied peel
  • 3 oz margarine
  • 2 oz soft brown sugar
  • 8 oz golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk.


  1. Grease an 8½” x 6½” Yorkshire Pudding tin base and line bottom with greased paper.
  2. Sift flour with spices and soda, add oatmeal and rub in margarine.
  3. Stir in peel and sugar and mix to a soft consistency with the syrup, beaten egg and milk.
  4. Turn into prepared tin, smooth level.
  5. Baking time about one hour at 325 degrees F or Gas Mark 3.

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