Yorkshire Cooking: Parkin
Recipe type: Baking
  • Two mugs of self-raising flour (about 8 oz)
  • I mug of light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 generous teaspoons of dried powdered ginger
  • 0.5 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 oz margarine
  • I beaten egg
  • 2 tablespoons of black treacle (or molasses)
  • I mug of boiling milk
  1. Mix the dry ingredients
  2. Chop the margarine in small pieces and add to bowl
  3. Add treacle
  4. Pour the boiling milk over ingredients
  5. Add the beaten egg and mix all ingredients well
  6. The boiling milk will melt the margarine and blend the treacle into the dry ingredients to make a sticky sponge mix.
  7. Bake the mix in a square baking tin in a medium hot oven (around mark 6 gas/175 electric fan) for 30 minutes or until firm in the middle.
Recipe by JAQUO Lifestyle Magazine at http://jaquo.com/yorkshire-parkin/