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Bonfire Night Parkin

Makes 16: prep 15 mins; cook 1 hour


200g Butter plus extra for greasing

1 Egg

4 tbsp Milk

200g Golden Syrup

85g Treacle

85g Light Soft Brown Sugar

100g Medium Oatmeal

250g Self Raising Flour

1 tbsp Ground Ginger


1/ Heat the oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Butter a deep 22cm square cake tin and line with baking parchment. Beat the egg and milk together with a fork.

2/ Gently melt the syrup, treacle, sugar and butter together in a large pan until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat. Mix together the oatmeal, flour and ginger and stir into the syrup mixture, followed by the egg and milk.

3/ Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 50 mins – 1 hr until the cake feels firm and a little crusty on top. Cool in the tin then wrap in more parchment and foil. Keep for up to five days before eating if you can – it’ll become softer and stickier the longer you leave it, up to two weeks.

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