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Traditional Parkin

Traditional Parkin

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 60

Total Time : 70


Serves 16

  • 100g butter

  • 125g black treacle

  • 100g honey

  • 225g oat bran

  • 100g plain flour

  • 1teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1teaspoon baking powder

  • 100g light brown sugar

  • 1teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 50ml milk, warmed


  • 01

    Preheat the oven to 325F, and grease and line a 10in square cake tin with baking parchment. Heat the butter, treacle and honey together in a saucepan over a low heat until melted.

  • 02

    Meanwhile, combine all the dry ingredients except the bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.

  • 03

    Stir the bicarbonate of soda into the warm milk until it dissolves. Pour the milk over the dry ingredients and mix well, then add the melted treacle mixture and stir again to thoroughly combine.

  • 04

    Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 50 minutes, or until just firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely in the tin. It will sink slightly in the middle as it cools.

  • 05

    Remove from the tin and place in an airtight container or wrap in foil or clingfilm.

  • 06

    Store in a cool, dry place. To serve, cut into 16 squares.



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