I love bonfire night, preferably on a cold crisp evening with fireworks and a bonfire and then maybe back for a big chilli or other warming dish. Bonfire night is also a great excuse to make Parkin as bonfire night and treacle seem to be best friends. If you haven’t heard of Parkin keep reading!
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You start by melting the fat and syrup slowly in a pan. I use half margarine and half lard (well I actually used the vegetable version). While it is melting put all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and make a slight well in the middle, stir in the syrup mixture and once incorporated mix in the milk. Pour into two 1 litre loaf tins and bake for about 1hr 15mins. As this is an old recipe book it doesn’t specify the oven temperature but I sent it to about 140C in a fan oven so maybe 150-160C if you don’t have a fan oven.
Once it’s been left for a couple of weeks unwrap and serve with a glass of ice cold milk. Delicious!
I have typed it up as it is in the book a lb is 16oz and approx 450g
1/4lb Margarine and lard
1/2lb Syrup (you can mix golden syrup and treacle)
1/2lb Oatmeal (the medium one is best)
3oz Plain flour
2oz Soft brown sugar (dark or light depending on how treacly you like it)
1tsp ground ginger
1/3 pint of milk
Pinch of salt
Bare 1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
Melt the syrup and fats in a saucepan over a low heat
Place all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
Mix the syrup into the dry ingredients
Stir in the milk
Pour the batter into two loaf tins and bake in a slow oven for 1hr15mins
To Share the Love…
I will enter this into:
The Biscuit Barrel Challenge hosted by I’d Rather Bake Than… who has the theme Winter Warmer
Love Cake hosted by Jibber Jab as the theme this month is ‘Big Bang!’ and as a Bonfire Night treat this is perfect.