Parkin is a type of gingerbread made with treacle and is perfect on a cold, autumnal evening. It’s even better if you eat it from a piece of tin foil in front of a November 5th fireworks display! The recipe originated in Yorkshire and this one is no different: nicknamed ‘Pelly Parkin’ after the section of my family who are famous for making it, this recipe comes all the way from West Yorkshire. And it’s absolutely delicious!
- 100g margarine
- 250ml milk
- 200g caster sugar
- 2 tbsp treacle
- 200g plain flour
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- Sieve all dry ingredients (except sugar) into a bowl.
- Warm the margarine, milk, sugar and treacle in a pan and then mix into the dry ingredients.
- Mix in the beaten egg.
- Pour mixture into a loaf tin and bake at 180c for 45mins.
- Enjoy next to a bonfire, preferably with a firework display!