Parkin is a type of gingerbread that is mainly associated with the counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire. While a lot of gingerbread is rather biscuit-like, parkin is a cake. Traditionally this ginger cake is made for the festivities around
Bonfire Night is a very exciting and fun evening for children who are blissfully unaware of political and religious disputes. To them it is an occasion when they are given a lot of goodies and they can stay up late to watch the parade and fireworks. And toffees and parkin are certainly part of the fun.
There are a few theories as to how parkin was linked to
Modern recipes for parkin often don’t contain oats, only wheat flour, resulting in cakes with a finer texture that are more like
Briefly pulse the oats in a food processor fitted with the blade attachment.
Heat the golden syrup, black treacle and butter in a saucepan until melted and combined. Set aside to cool for a few minutes, then add the chopped oats and the remaining ingredients. Combine well with a wooden spoon or spatula. Spread the mixture into the cake tin.
The cake gets stickier and more moist every day and can last for 2 weeks if you can hide it for that long.
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