Easy Bonfire Parkin Recipe

parkin recipeIt’s October and nearly Bonfire Night which, in my family, means that it’s time to crack out the Parkin recipe!

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!

family parkin recipeThe recipe for the Parkin is as follows:


  • 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!

13 thoughts on “Easy Bonfire Parkin Recipe

  1. Babe i’m in love….with your Parkin lol….made some from your directions and the family now think i am awesome…..thanks for sharing 🙂

    Hugs Heather x


    • Hi Heather – this has made my day! I’m happy it turned out great for you too 🙂 Since publishing this I’ve had family members ask me to make them each a loaf as well… thanks for the feedback! x


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