Mrs F's Parkin

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Parkin. It's a bit like ginger cake only better.

Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 1 - 1.5 hrs

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners

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Tags: cake · parkin ·


10 oz plain flour (sifted)
8 oz medium oatmeal
8 oz caster sugar
1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
2 teaspoons ginger powder

8 oz margarine
9 fluid oz cold water
13 oz treacle (I use around 4 oz black treacle and 9 oz golden syrup)


1. Preheat oven to 165 C / 325 F / Gas Mark 3
2. Grease a flat baking tin
3. Put all the dry ingredients together in a bowl
4. Measure treacle directly into a pan (otherwise very messy) and add margarine and water. Heat gently until all melted together.
5. Pour the treacle mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well - get all the lumps out.
6. Pour the mixture into your baking tin. Note - it is very liquid at the point.
7. Bake near the top of the oven for 1 to 1.5 hours. (Fan assisted oven seems to be about 1 hour)


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