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17 January, 2012

Yorkshire Parkin(?)/Cake

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the question mark after the Parkin you may ask?
 Well I did not know what Parkin is till this
moment and what I have baked is definitely not parkin.  Parkins are North English form of ginger
bread. I left out the most important ingredient ginger not because I don’t have
it my people do not like ginger much. So it is more of a cake than a parkin.
whole story began When Susan of a The Well-Seasoned Cook put up this beautiful
picture of Yorkshire Parkin I flipped.
 I had to make

did not see the name of the post   I just straight away bookmarked it. Then the
print out was hanging as a notice on fridge just waiting for me to just make
on Sunday I made it. And was it yummy.
course I made changes here is the original yummy recipe.  
was so yummy before I could make the topping it was over. So next time I will
make 2 of this so that I can peacefully try the icing. 
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup  brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon powder (next time I will use 1 tsp)
2 tsp red chilli powder ( next time will
use about 3 tsp)+ 1 tsp for dusting on top (optional)
1 cup quick-cooking oats (also known as thin oats)
1 cup milk + 1 cup more (if needed)
4 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
½ cup golden syrup
½ cup honey
1/3 cup of chocolate chips (as baking is never done without chocolate in my place)


1.   In a bowl soak oats in milk for
one hour.
2.   Preheat oven to 180ºC.
3.  Grease a 9”by 7” tray.
4.  In a large bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon
powder and chilli powder.
5.  Melt butter and add to the oats along with golden syrup, honey.
6.  Mix well then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and
chocolate chips.
7.  Beat with a wire whisk till well blended. Since my batter was very
thick I added a little milk.
8.    Pour in the greased tray. Dust the chilli powder on top and
bake for 30 minutes. You may bake it till the cake is slightly brown or the
knife comes out clean.


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0 thoughts on : Yorkshire Parkin(?)/Cake

  • January 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Tickling the taste buds, chilli powder in the cake, what's golden syrup, is it something similar to maple syrup..

  • January 17, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    THis cake looks absolutely delicious & I can imagine what a divine combo cinnamon & chillies would have been……..Bookmarked.

  • January 18, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Cake looks extremely yummy.

  • January 18, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks ladies.
    @Hema golden syrup is a thick syrup even i found it for the first time. I thought it can be substituted with honey.its contents are sugar and citric acid.

  • January 19, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Archana, I am so thrilled that you baked and enjoyed my parkin recipe. It is a very simple, rustic Old-English gingerbread, which you could make with other spices like cloves, nutmeg, and allspice. Treacle is hard to find in the States, but it imparts a very earthy, almost tarry flavor to the cake. Black strap molasses has a similar flavor. Best Wishes!

  • January 19, 2012 at 9:05 am

    The recipe sounds fantastic, makes me want to try too.. Is that chocolate sauce on the side? looks like a chocolate design stick, like made with tempered chocolate and cooled 🙂

  • January 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    lovely recipe, nice combination of flavors,

    thanks for linking to the event

  • January 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks Archana, the link was proper alright..:)

  • January 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    The recipe sounds great. A must try. thanx for linkin it to my event. PLease so not forget to send a mail with the details so that I can add it to the round up..! Thanx dear..

  • January 20, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Sometimes yes, the main ingredient that the dish is named after may not be our favorite 🙂 but sure looks delicious, thats what really we want

  • January 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    tht's wonderful looking cake archana – is that a crystallised choco sugar thing near by- tht's lovely

  • January 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    its chocolate sauce that I was trying to draw line. I cannot draw for nuts so that is the result. Thanks to you and La foodslice I can continue making this mess.

  • January 21, 2012 at 5:01 am

    was surprised to see chilli powder in recipe..nice recipe..looks awesome..thanks for linking with my event

  • January 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Thatz one lovely recipe! I am soo tempted ! Will sure make it soon..

  • Amy
    February 7, 2012 at 8:00 am

    This is a lovely cake,different ingredients inside the cake,I want to try this too…Thanks for sharing
    Midweek Fiesta

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