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This is my mum's recipe, and I'm assured it's very good indeed by my dad. Unfortunately, I can't stand ground ginger, so, it's out for me. Both Lancashire and Yorkshire have recipes for parkin, so I'm not telling you which side of the Pennines this came from.
Servings 10
Calories 402 kcal
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 225 g plain soft flour
  • 225 g unrefined brown caster sugar
  • 280 g black treacle
  • 225 g oatmeal
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 180 g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, level
  • 1 tsp mixed spice, level
  • 125 ml milk

Instructions
 

  • Set the oven to 180C, Gas 4. Grease and line a deep baking tray, about 20 x 25 cm 8-10 inches
  • Sift the flour, salt, ginger and mixed spice together.
  • Add the oatmeal and stir well.
  • Melt the treacle, sugar and butter together until nice and runny.
  • Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the milk.
  • Pour the melted butter mixture into the dry ingredients and add the milk mixture too.
  • Carefully stir together and pour into the prepared baking tray.
  • Cook in the preheated oven until well risen and firm for about 45 minutes.
  • Cool and cut into large squares.
  • I like to serve this with either cup of strong tea or warm with syrup custard.
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Nutrition Facts
Parkin
Amount per Serving
Calories
402
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
15
g
23
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
56
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
39
mg
13
%
Sodium
 
198
mg
9
%
Potassium
 
487
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
61
g
20
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
41
g
46
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
475
IU
10
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
167
mg
17
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword treacle
Course Aldi, Dessert
Cuisine Autumn, Bonfire Night, British
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