Friday 19 November 2010

Yorkshire Parkin

Recipe from my old school cookery book.

4oz (100g) Medium Oatmeal
2 oz (50g) SR Flour
small teaspoon of ground ginger
2 oz (50g) soft brown sugar
4 oz (1oog) Golden Syrup
1 Desertspoon black treacle
1.5 oz (40g) Marg
3.5 fl oz milk


1 Grease and line a 7" square tin
2 Melt sugar, syrup, marg and treacle - do not boil. Stir in the dry ingredients and then stir in the milk. The consistency should be that of a thick batter
3 Pour into tin and bake in oven at 160 degrees C or Reg 3 for about 25 mins.


cieldequimper said...

Arghh. Where do I get golden syrup and black treacle in this country?

cieldequimper said...

Oh and fl oz? Dunno what that is!!!! England went metric when I lived in London so I never bothered...

Living the frugal life in France said...

Thanks Diane. I shall try that tonight. the quantities don't seem big enough to fill the tin. Have you noticed in the old recipes the quantities are a lot less than now, by that I mean they made smaller cakes.
cieldequimper - golden syrup, you can make your own - I do, it's simple and the treacle you can often find in specialist shops or the large supermarkets in the exotic range.

Jacquie said...

Hi Diane , thankyou so much for this :0)
Going shopping this morning so I can pick up the things i need .
Jacquie x

A garden just outside Venice said...

It looks yummy! And thanks God it's made of margarine and not heavy butter :)

Rosie said...

Looks very tasty, I may try that for this weekend as a treat - must remember to add black treacle to my shopping list:)

BadPenny said...

I'm going to try to make this - or get Jess to !
Loved your comment today & trying to imagine you in your blanket cape thingy !!!
Good for your son oranising the shopping trip with his mates !

Gilly said...

I love parkin - had never met it until I came up to Leeds as a young student in the 1950's! (But that is another story!) I must get around to making some.

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Thanks for that Diane, I am glad so many others are interested too.
My MIL used to make it ( a true Yorkshire lass), but I couldn't find her old recipe and I'm sure it didn't seem to rise as well as yours has (mine not hers), so I'll have another go now.
Jenny x

Janet said...

ooh ! that looks so yummy -have got to have a go at making that-thank you for sharing the recipe !

Vintage Tea Time said...

That looks delicious!

topchelseagirl said...

I've never had parkin and until seeing your photo never really knew what it looked like. But it looks good and I'm going to try your recipe, thanks for sharing with us. x

harmony and rosie said...

Looks delicious, yum yum x

A Bun Can Dance said...

oooh lovely - I adore all ginger flavoured things :-)
Today I made gingerbread biscuits, a trial run for some Christmas gifts - doesn't the smell of ginger baking make the house feel so very cosy and comforting ?
Have a lovely weekend,
Denise X
PS: I loved that your experience of sewing was the same as mine ;-)

Carol said...

Thank you, Diane, I shall be giving that a go next week.
Carol xx

lazylol said...

I was just about to search for a parkin recipe - thanks!

Lisa said...

I made parkin once before G and I were even an item. I took it into work and he shared it with colleagues. G tried some and pronounced it rope cake because he said it had the texture of eating rope! Still married me in the end though!
Lisa x

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Diane, my American-ness is showing! (insert sheepish grin here). I don't know what treacle is ... like molasses, maybe?? I love ginger, as the entire house smells festive when it's baking!

noelle said...

Brilliant , thanks Diane! x

Cybèle said...

Lovely! Have started to cook slightly more elaborate meals on Saturday nights with a nice pudding too, this one will be making an appearance very soon.