Yorkshire Parkin - Sticky Oatmeal Gingerbread for Bonfire Night Recipe

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Yorkshire Parkin - Sticky Oatmeal Gingerbread for Bonfire Night
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  1. Pre-heat oven to 170C/340F/Gas 3 to 4. Grease and LINE with baking paper a large roasting tin or Pyrex roasting/lasagne dish - I use a 9 by 14 glass dish for mine.
  2. Mix the flour, sugar, oats, ground ginger and chopped preserved ginger together in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan and then add the golden syrup and treacle, warm them through but do not allow them to boil.
  4. Pour the butter mixture from the saucepan into the well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Drop the bicarbonate of soda on top and then sprinkle the vinegar over the soda and watch it fizz.
  5. Meanwhile, add the milk to the butter and treacle saucepan and heat it up gently - not TOO hot, hand hot is fine.
  6. Add the milk to the ginger parkin mixture and mix thoroughly. It should be a fairly loose batter. Pour the cake batter into the prepared tin/tray and bake just above the middle of the pre-heated oven for 1 hour. (The parkin is cooked when it springs back when touched and is a dark brown with a sticky-ish surface.).
  7. Allow it to cool completely in the tin/tray, then cut into slices or chunks and store in an airtight tin for 2/3 days before eating. It can be frozen at this stage too. You can eat it straight away, but it is always better after 2 to 3 days!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2040.73 Kcal (8544 kJ)
Calories from fat 550.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 61.2g 94%
Cholesterol 153.61mg 51%
Sodium 759.35mg 32%
Potassium 416.56mg 9%
Total Carbs 359.18g 120%
Sugars 199.52g 798%
Dietary Fiber 6.08g 24%
Protein 17.06g 34%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 24%
Iron 11.6mg 64%
Calcium 413.2mg 41%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 346.45 Kcal (1451 kJ)
Calories from fat 93.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.39g 94%
Cholesterol 26.08mg 51%
Sodium 128.91mg 32%
Potassium 70.72mg 9%
Total Carbs 60.98g 120%
Sugars 33.87g 798%
Dietary Fiber 1.03g 24%
Protein 2.9g 34%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 24%
Iron 2mg 64%
Calcium 70.1mg 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 45.1
  • 56

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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