Prep 35 mins
Cook 45 mins
Traditionally from the North of England, this delightful cake tastes quite different than most other traditional British dessert cakes that you might have tried.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 cup old fashioned oats (DO NOT use instant or “quick” oats)
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄3 cup unsalted butter or 1⁄3 cup margarine
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1⁄2 cup molasses, mixed with the honey (in Britain this would be treacle and golden syrup)
- Soak oats in milk for ½ hour.
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, ground ginger, and sugar.
- Melt butter/margarine and add molasses and honey mixture.
- Combine wet ingredients and add to dry.
- Pour into a 9" x 11" pan.
- Bake at 325F for 45 minutes or until it starts to come away from the sides of the pan.
This is the best parkin i have ever made and believe me have made a lot but never one as moist and tasty as this one. I followed your recipe to the word will be making this often thanks for sharing mille
I did not leave stars as I haven't made it yet! I have been looking for a Parkin recipe for AGES....this sounds close to what I ate, I've got 4 cans of Treacle to use up, I'll repost when I make this soon!!!! Thanks in advance for this!!
This is usually eaten as a 'tea bread' to have with a lovely hot drink or afternoon tea rather than a dessert...