Parkin

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Parkin was a dish that originated in Yorkshire, It has a moist texture and spicy flavour. This recipe is from our 1942 recipe book.

Ingredients:
4ozs medium oatmeal
1 made-up egg
2ozs cleaned bran
1oz wholewheat flour
I cup black treacle (or treacle and syrup mixed)
3ozs cooking fat
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4ozs seedless raisins (or sultanas)
teaspoon ground ginger
1ozs sugar
teaspoon mixed spice

Method:
Melt fat and syrup slightly. Mix dry ingredients and
stir in fat, treacle and beaten egg. Put into a greased tin
and bake in a very slow oven for about two hours.

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