Real Lancashire parkin

    1 hour 15 min

    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.


    Lancashire, England, UK
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    Makes: 1 parkin

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

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Grease an 8½” x 6½” Yorkshire Pudding tin base and line bottom with greased paper.
    2. Sift flour with ginger 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. Turn into prepared tin, smooth the top.
    4. Bake about 1 hour at 170 C / Gas 3, till a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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