Parkin

Parkin

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  • Easy
  • Makes 16 squares

Parkin is a traditional ginger cake from Northern England flavoured with syrupy molasses, oatmeal and warm spices. A lovely teatime treat!

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal248
fat11.4g
saturates6.7g
carbs33.3g
sugars18.5g
fibre0.9g
protein3g
low insalt0.5g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Butter a deep 22cm square cake tin and line with baking parchment. Beat the egg and milk together with a fork.

  • STEP 2

    Gently melt the syrup, treacle, sugar and butter together in a large pan until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat. Mix together the oatmeal, flour and ginger and stir into the syrup mixture, followed by the egg and milk.

  • STEP 3

    Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 50 mins – 1 hr until the cake feels firm and a little crusty on top. Cool in the tin then wrap in more parchment and foil. Keep for up to five days before eating if you can – it’ll become softer and stickier the longer you leave it, up to two weeks.

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