Special Parkin for Guy Fawkes Night

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The Farmhouse Kitchen

The Farmhouse Kitchen

By Mary Norwak

Published 1991

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  • 1lb fine oatmeal
  • ½lb plain flour
  • ¼lb dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8oz black treacle
  • 3oz melted butter or dripping


    This is a rich dark gingerbread which should be soft and sticky, and is very good eaten with a piece of cheese. Keep it for several weeks to mellow before eating, if possible in an old-fashioned bread crock. Mix all the dry ingredients together, make a well in the centre and pour in the treacle and melted butter. Heat thoroughly and bake in a buttered rectangular tin at 325°F, 170°C, gas mark 3 for one and a half hours.