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Yorkshire Parkin recipe

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qahtan

Yorkshire Parkin recipe

Real oatmeal parkin is unbeatable, but do make sure you leave it at least a week before eating - that way it will become much more moist and sticky than when it was first cooked. Originally it was kept in proper wooden parkin boxes, but nowadays a tin will do instead.  qahtan


 

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plevee

I'll try making it this weekend. Don't know if I'll be able to wait a whole week, though....


Patsy

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qahtan

If you do make it you will find it really does need to mature,, maybe longer than a week...

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plevee

Haven't been able to make it yet. The golden syrup I ordered from Amazon is taking eons to arrive. Patsy

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ehanner

Qahtan,


I have 2 questions about the Parkin.


First, is the medium oatmeal made by blitzing rolled oats in a spice grinder or would that be a suitable substitute?


And 2, isn't there a warm lemon sauce that is drizzled over the cake? Do you have a recipe for the sauce?


Thanks,


Eric

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qahtan

medium/ fine oatmeal can be purchased as is ready to use......


By tradition Parkin does not wear a sauce or what ever,,,,,,, so I am sorry I can't help you with that.


 but I suppose any lemon sauce could be made to use.


Parkin is not a fancy "cake" by any means, it is a firm kind of dark "gingerbread."


 Sorry I can't help you further,,,,, qahtan   

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plevee

In Yorkshire we ate parkin on Bonfire night. No embellishments.


Bonfire toffee, too.


And, no, I haven't got a recipe - I'll bet Qahtan does tho'.


Patsy

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qahtan

 


 Did you have jacket potatoes also...... ;-))))) qahtan

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plevee

Of course, baked in the fire without benefit of aluminium foil - as much charcoal as potato!


Patsy

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Salfordian

Is Yorkshire Parkin different from Lancashire Parkin (which was traditionally eaten round the bonfire on 5 Nov)


Yorkshire Bonfire Toffee could be Treacle Toffee?? Made with treacle (American molasses), Golden Syrup and butter.