Friday, December 5, 2008


I'm a little late posting this seeing as both Bonfire Night and indeed November have been and gone, but I know a couple of people were interested in this recipe. This is traditional Lancashire parkin, a Bonfire Night treat, and an old family recipe (not sure how happy my dad will be if he finds out I've gone and put it on line!)

Rachel's Dad's Bonfire Night Parkin :)

100g butter or margarine
100g black treacle
200g golden syrup
100g dark brown sugar
200g self raising flour
2tsp ginger
1tsp cinnamon
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g oatmeal or rolled oats
1 egg
half a cup of milk

Put the oven 15o degrees C and grease and line a baking tray with baking parchment.
Heat the butter in a saucepan with the treacle, syrup and sugar until they are all melted together, then take off the heat.
Sieve together the flour, cinnamon and bicarb and then stir in oatmeal. Gradually add the cooled syrup mixture, stirring all the time and don't let it get lumpy.
Beat the egg and milk together and add that, stirring until you get a thick batter.
Pour into the baking tray and cook for about an hour. Cool and cut into squares and store in an airtight containers for about 3 days (it tastes much better if you wait). Keep in a cool dark place but NOT the fridge.

Enjoy x

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.