Comfort food recipes

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)

2 eggs

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.




Thanks, looks lovely.  will post a recipe very soon. x