CategoryCake recipes
TimePrep: 20 minutes
Baking: 60 minutes

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This recipe produces a soft gingerbread cake, not gingerbread cookies. Gingerbread is a type of spice cake. Parkin, a variation traditionally eaten in England around Bonfire Night, is partially oat-based.

Ingredients edit

Procedure edit

  1. Put the butter, sugar, and syrup in a saucepan. Heat gently until the butter melts.
  2. Place the dry ingredients in a bowl. Pour the melted butter mixture into the bowl, and beat thoroughly.
  3. Warm the milk in a saucepan (so it will dissolve the syrup).
  4. Add the milk to the bowl, and beat thoroughly.
  5. Beat the eggs, and then stir them in to the mixture.
  6. Pour the mixture into an 8-inch (20 cm) greased square cake tin.
  7. Bake at 170°C (325°F) for 1 hour.
  8. Cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then remove.
  9. Leave at least 1 day before cutting into squares. Serve.

Notes, tips, and variations edit

  • To make parkin, replace half of the flour by weight with 110 g (4 oz) coarse oat flour.