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Parkin Recipe - by request

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
225g SR Flour
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp bicarb of Soda
1 lightly beaten egg
115g caster sugar
60g butter
116g golden syrup
225ml milk

Grease a 25cm x 18cm cake tin and line with greased greaseproof paper.

Sift the flour, ginger & bicarb and stir in the sugar. Melt the butter and golden syrup together and add to the flour along with the egg and the milk. Mix until the batter is smooth. Bake for 1 hour at 150c or until the cake starts to shrink away from the sides of the tin. Leave to cool and then store for a couple of days before eating to allow the cake to become extra moist and sticky.

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  • jobbingmusicianjobbingmusician Forumite, Board Guide
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    Can I ask about storage? Is it better to store it in a plastic container (very airtight) or a cake tin (dries it out a bit more so presumably it becomes stickier than in plastic) ??? :)
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  • Can I ask about storage? Is it better to store it in a plastic container (very airtight) or a cake tin (dries it out a bit more so presumably it becomes stickier than in plastic) ??? :)

    I've only ever stored this in a plastic container so I wouldn't really know - it certainly develops and retains it's moistness very well in plastic but I guess either could be used - can anyone else advise?
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    225g SR Flour
    1 tsp ground ginger
    1 tsp bicarb of Soda
    1 lightly beaten egg
    115g caster sugar
    60g butter
    116g golden syrup
    225ml milk

    Grease a 25cm x 18cm cake tin and line with greased greaseproof paper.

    Sift the flour, ginger & bicarb and stir in the sugar. Melt the butter and golden syrup together and add to the flour along with the egg and the milk. Mix until the batter is smooth. Bake for 1 hour at 150c or until the cake starts to shrink away from the sides of the tin. Leave to cool and then store for a couple of days before eating to allow the cake to become extra moist and sticky.

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    Is that 150c because its a fan oven?
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  • thanks


    mmmmm:beer:
  • Rikki wrote:
    Is that 150c because its a fan oven?

    I don't think it's a fan oven - just been to check and no sign of a fan. 150c is the temp I was given along with the recipe so I just assumed that would be the same for both types. I did begin checking to see if it was done after about 40 mins but it did take the full hour to cook right through.
  • Does anyone have a VEGAN Parkin recipe please?
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  • Jo138 wrote:
    Does anyone have a VEGAN Parkin recipe please?

    From Vegan News..............

    * 90 ml sunflower oil or groundnut oil
    * 225 g medium oatmeal
    * 115 g wholemeal flour
    * 55 g soya flour
    * 2 tsp ground ginger
    * 1/2 tsp mixed spice
    * 1 level tsp cream of tartar
    * 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    * 140 g blackstrap molasses

    Method

    1. Place the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix in the oil.

    2. Add the treacle and enough water to beat. Beat well.

    3. Transfer the mixture to a 7" lined, square cake tin (or a lined baking tray) and smooth the mixture down.

    4. Bake at Gas 6 (400 degrees F) for 30 minutes, then lower the gas and bake on Gas 4 (350 degrees F) for another 45 minutes. Test with a scewer - when done the scewer will come out clean.
  • Thanks Ruby Pudding :) That recipe looks YUMMY!
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  • Jo138 wrote:
    Thanks Ruby Pudding :) That recipe looks YUMMY!

    It does, doesn't it? I'll be having a go at making it myself I think
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    Bump! :) .
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