Parkin Recipe

Parkin Recipe

The flavor of the cake will improve if it is stored in an airtight container for several days or a week before serving.

Ingredients : Makes 16-20 squares

300 ml

225 g

225 g

115 g

50 g

450 g

2.5 ml

6.5 ml

350 g



Golden syrup

Black treacle

Butter or margarine, diced

Dark brown sugar

Plain flour

Bicarbonate of soda

Medium oatmeal

Egg, beaten

Icing sugar, for dusting

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF/Gas 4.
  • Grease and line the base of a 20 cm square cake tin. Gently heat together the milk, syrup, treacle, butter or margarine and sugar, stirring until smooth. Do not allow the mixture to boil.
  • Stir together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and oatmeal. Make a well in the centre, pour in the egg, then slowly pour in the warmed mixture, stirring to make a smooth batter.
  • Pour the batter into the tin and bake for about 45 minutes, until firm to the touch.
  • Cool slightly in the tin, then cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Cut into squares and dust with icing sugar.

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