Yorkshire parkin

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Serves: 6

By EffiePerine



  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 140ml milk

  • 200g sugar

  • 200g golden syrup

  • 255g flour

  • 2 tsp ground ginger heaped

  • 85g black treacle

  • 85g soft margarine mixed with 55 g lard (or 140 g butter, if you prefer)

  • 100g porridge oats

  • 10ml vinegar


  1. Mix the flour, sugar, oats and ginger in a bowl and make a well in the middle.
  2. Melt the fats together in a pan. Before they get hot, add the syrup and treacle. Melt a little but do not boil.
  3. Pour this mixture into dry ingredients in bowl. Drop bicarbonate of soda into the centre, sprinkle on the vinegar and watch it fizz (this is the exciting bit).
  4. Put the milk into the syrup pan, warm a little to clean syrup from pan and empty into bowl.
  5. Now stir it well, when mixed it should pour like a batter mixture (it actually looks awful but it tastes really nice)
  6. Pour into a large greased and floured roasting tin.
  7. Bake at 180C/350F/gas mark 4 slightly above the middle of the oven for one hour. Check after first 15-20 mins to see if middle has risen too far and if so give it a shake!
  8. Allow to cool in tin, cut into squares. Eat.

Handy Hint

You're supposed to cut into a couple of large slabs, wrap in greaseproof paper and leave in an airtight tin for a week or so until it goes chewy. This never happens: half of it is eaten warm from the tin (watch your fingers on the knife) and the other half within two days.

Additional Information

  • cake

  • Autumn

  • Bonfire

  • Halloween

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

  • Egg Free

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