Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I cannot think of a reason why gunpowder, treason Should ever be forgot. Parkin is a ginger bread type food that is traditionally eaten on bonfire (Guy Fawkes) night in Yorkshire. It's good at any other time during autumn or winter as well though!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C/Gas 2/300°F and grease an oven proof dish, approx 10x10 or equivalent.
  2. Over a very low heat, melt the butter with the golden syrup, treacle and sugar, stirring continuously until the sugar is all melted.
  3. In a bowl sift together flour, oatmeal, baking soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon.
  4. Make a well in the centre and pour in the melted butter mixture.
  5. Beat together.
  6. When combined add the egg and mix until you have a smooth soft batter.
  7. If the batter seems to be stiff add 1tbsp of milk.
  8. Pour into the greased oven dish and bake 50-60 minutes in the top half of your oven.
  9. Cool and cut into squares.
  10. This will last a long time if you store it in an airtight cookie tin.
Most Helpful

I made this exactly as written for my British honey. He spit out the first bite and said it was nothing like he remembered from England! I had never tried this dish and hate that I wasted so much golden syrup for nothing.

wdsmawley November 06, 2008