Parkin – very simple, surprisingly good

Hello, I hope you all had a good weekend.

I made parkin at the weekend.   I’ve never made this before but I was tempted by it as it looked nice and easy to make, keeps well and improves with keeping – apparently – what’s not to like.

It was very easy to make, recipe and method to follow,  should it be of use to anyone:

Banana and Ginger Parkin

200g plain flour

150g porridge oats

2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

2 teaspoons ground ginger

50g dark brown sugar

75g butter

150g golden syrup

1 large egg

3 ripe bananas

First off put the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan and melt together – on a very low heat – just give it a mix every now and then.   The heat needs to be very low or everything will bubble and burn.

In a big bowl mix the flour, bicarb, ginger and oats.

Mash your bananas in a small bowl.

Beat the egg in to the mashed bananas.

Once the butter, sugar and syrup has all melted and amalgamated add it to the flour and oat mixture and mix well.

Then mix in the egg and mashed banana mix.

Combine all ingredients together and put in to a lined, greased square cake tin.

Bake at 160 for approximately 45mins.

Leave to cool in the tin and then turn out and cut in to squares.

The amalgamated ingredients:


Just out of the oven:


Cut in to squares:


This keeps well apparently and improves on keeping.

On first tasting it was great and I might be able to report back on how it improves on keeping if we don’t eat it all very quickly!

I hope the working week has started well for you all.

Until tomorrow…


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