By French Tart on October 28, 2008
Photo by Mikekey
Photo by Mikekey
"A wonderful tradition from Northern England, in particular from the county of Yorkshire; this wonderful gingerbread is traditionally eaten on the 5th November which is Bonfire Night, also called Guy Fawkes night or Fireworks Night. There are many ways to make ginger parkin; this is my recipe for this deliciously, sticky and dark gingerbread with oats. This recipe is an egg free parkin, and I was always told that Parkin should NEVER contain eggs in it, whether that is true or not, I'm not sure! Try to plan ahead when you make this recipe, it is MUCH better when kept for 2 to 3 days before eating, as it become stickier and more intense in flavour. This keeps for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container and freezes well, if there is any left! I use jumbo porridge oats in my parkin, for a nice chewy texture - but any porridge oats or oatmeal will be suitable. Please note, if you make this with the suggested alternatives of corn syrup and molasses, it will not be quite the same flavour, but it should still be sticky!"
Serving Size: 1 (95 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
"I love gingerbread and this is delicious! I love the added candied ginger and the addition of oats (I used "Jumbo"). I made with plain flour, but want to try it with whole wheat also. I had to sub the suggested alternatives, but the flavor was still great. I will try to find golden syrup and treacle next time."
"I am a big gingerbread fan & this is a big winner in my book. I am on day 1 & it tastes wonderful - I love how it it nice and chewy and nice & spicy. I can't wait until day 3 - hopefully there still will be some left then. Thank you for sharing"
"I love 'gingerbread' ANYTHING, & this is no exception ~ LOVED THE TASTE OF THIS GINGERBREAD! One thing I didn't have & that I want to get for making this another time were "jumbo porridge oats" ~ Want to try them! I did use whole wheat flour & oatmeal this time around! Thanks for a wonderful gingerbread experience! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Every Day Is a Holiday!]"