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Old 02-28-2007, 02:43 AM   #1
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My family emigrated to Australia from England following WW2. My Mother had many traditional recipes from her family's regional base. Parkin is a slightly sticky, slightly heavy cake, easily made and just the best accompanyment for a mid-morning or afternoon cuppa. Crucial to the success of the recipe is to cook it in a COOL oven. If the oven is too hot, the outside of the cake will be like hard ginger biscuits.

WARNING....It is verrry easy to eat!



1 pound of oatmeal (ground is best)

1/2 pound of brown sugar

6 ounces of butter or dripping.

1/2 pound of self raising flour (or, a half pound of plain flour and 1 teaspoon of baking soda)

1 pound of syrup or treacle.

1 1/2 teaspoons of powdered ginger

1 teacup of milk or water.


Mix dry ingredients.

Add syrup, butter and milk.

Mix well and pour into a greased tin.

Bake in a cool oven (160) for 90 minutes.

The aroma will drive you crazy!!

Please try it and let me know if you enjoyed the results.

PS. Vary the quantity for a smaller cake, but keep an eye on the oven!

"if at first you don't succeed....Redefine success"!

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