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Parkin cake Recipe
This is a recipe for Parkin. Parkin is a rather filling ginger cake made with oatmeal and treacle. Its unusual name is said to originate in the term for a cold winters night "parky" but I suspect that is nonsensical foklore. It is however, traditionally eaten on Bonfire Night which is in November
- 125 g (4 oz) margarine
- 125g (4 oz) golden syrup
- 125 g (4 oz) black treacle
- 125 g (4 oz) caster sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 150 ml (1/4 pint) milk
- 225g (8 oz) medium oatmeal
- 225 g (8 oz) plain flour, sieved with
- 4 x 5 ml spoons (4 tsps) ground ginger and
- 2 x 5 ml spoons (2 tsps) ground cinnamon and
- 1 x 5ml spoon (1 tsp) bicarbonate of soda
- 50 g (2 oz) stem ginger, drained, chopped
Melt the margarine, add syrup, treacle and sugar and cook over a low heat until sugar begins to dissolve. (Do not allow mixture to boil). Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into a greased and bottom-lined 20 cm (8 inch) square cake tin and bake in centre of pre-heated oven 160°C, 325°F, Gas No. 3 for 1&1/2 - 2 hours. Allow to cool a little before removing from tin.
- Servings 16
- Preparation Time 15 mins
- Cooking Time 1 hr 45 mins
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