If made in advance Parkin will be sticky and moist for Bonfire Night.
175 Gram Plain flour (6 oz)
50 Gram Oatmeal (2 oz)
1 1/2 Teaspoon Bicarbonate of soda
1 Tablespoon Ground ginger
100 Gram Raisins (3 1/2 oz)
75 Gram Brown sugar (3 oz)
75 Gram Butter (3 oz)
50 Gram Golden syrup (2 oz)
50 Gram Black treacle (2 oz)
1 Egg, beaten
150 ml Milk ( 1/4 pint)
Icing sugar, optional
Makes 12 pieces
Mix together flour, oatmeal, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and raisins.
Melt the sugar, butter, syrup and treacle in a small pan, pour over the flour. Add the egg and milk and mix well.
Pour into a greased and lined 26 x 7 cm (10 x 3 inch) cake tin. Bake at 170 °C / 325 °F / Gas 3 for 1 hour, until firm to the touch. Cool in the tin.
Store in an airtight container for 2 days before cutting into squares. Dust with icing sugar to serve