From time to time we all need a helping of comfort food.
Tee Hee asked for my Parkin Recipe. Actually it's my sister-in-laws. I wasn't sure where to put it so started this new thread. Apologies for not having gone metric yet!
8 oz plain flour }
half teaspoon bicarb of soda } sieve these dry ingredients together
2 teaspoons ground ginger }
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon }
4 oz medium oatmeal - add this to sieved ingredients.
4 oz butter or hard margerine
4 oz dark brown sugar
5 oz black treacle ( I used tablespoons to measure - approx 1 per oz)
quarter pint milk
Put marge, sugar & treacle in a pan and melt carefully. Add to dry ingredients, beat well. Add milk and eggs.
Beat until well combined. Pour batter into a greased lined 8" square tin.
Bake in centre of oven gas mk 2-3 for 50-60mins.
Ideally it's best kept for a couple of days before eating. This gives the flavours time to mature and the parkin to develop a yummy sticky top.