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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.

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

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.