Saturday, 14 November 2009


6 oz black treacle
4 oz brown sugar
5 oz butter
3/4 pint of milk

6 oz plain flour
10 oz medium oatmeal
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt

1 egg

  1. Put a pan on the stove and add the treacle, sugar, butter and milk. Heat until the mixture is melted.
  2. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a bit.
  3. Weigh up the dry ingredients together.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the pan and stir briskly.
  5. Add the beaten egg to the pan and beat well until smooth.
  6. Grease a large loaf tin or deep square tin (7" square), and line it with greaseproof paper.
  7. Pour the mixture into the tin.
  8. Bake for one hour at 350º F, 180ºC, Gas 4, Fan oven 160.
The parkin is supposed to be stored for two weeks before you eat it, but this seems rather unlikely to happen and really it doesn't matter that much.
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