Parkin is a gingerbread cake traditionally made with oats and black treacle. It’s simple to make and is often associated with Yorkshire as well as being eaten on Guy Fawkes Night. Local Sheffield restaurant Jöro have shared their recipe for this cake with us as it’s compliments their Christmas dessert Parfait recipe perfectly, with the spice from the ginger and the creaminess from the Parfait bring out the best in each other.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
- 875g golden syrup
- 125g black treacle
- 250g unsalted butter
- 250g muscovado sugar
- 185g oats
- 3 eggs
- 500g self raising flour
- 10g ground ginger
- 5g nutmeg
- Roasting Tin/Tray or Cake tin (35cm x 25cm)
- Wooden Spoon
- Cream together the butter, syrup, treacle and sugar, then beat in the eggs.
- Sieve together the flour and spices, then mix in with the oats, then combine this mixture with the rest of the ingredients well.
- Line a tray and spoon in the mixture evenly.
- Bake at 180C until golden, and when you pierce the centre with a knife it comes out clean, approximately 40 mins.
- Leave to cool in the tray before serving.