“Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I cannot think of a reason why gunpowder, treason Should ever be forgot. Parkin is a ginger bread type food that is traditionally eaten on bonfire (Guy Fawkes) night in Yorkshire. It's good at any other time during autumn or winter as well though!”
1hr 10mins
1 Parkin

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C/Gas 2/300°F and grease an oven proof dish, approx 10x10 or equivalent.
  2. Over a very low heat, melt the butter with the golden syrup, treacle and sugar, stirring continuously until the sugar is all melted.
  3. In a bowl sift together flour, oatmeal, baking soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon.
  4. Make a well in the centre and pour in the melted butter mixture.
  5. Beat together.
  6. When combined add the egg and mix until you have a smooth soft batter.
  7. If the batter seems to be stiff add 1tbsp of milk.
  8. Pour into the greased oven dish and bake 50-60 minutes in the top half of your oven.
  9. Cool and cut into squares.
  10. This will last a long time if you store it in an airtight cookie tin.

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