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Eric's Parkin Recipe
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Radio Shropshire's Eric Smith
As most breakfast show listeners will be aware, Eric Smith is also rather handy in the kitchen.

This recipe for the traditional Parkin cake is one of his favourites.


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Ingredients
18 oz (510g)
self raising flour
1 1/2 lb (680g)
golden syrup
16 oz (454g)
medium oatmeal
14 oz (397g)
butter or margarine
14 oz (397g)
brown sugar
1/2 pt (284ml) milk
6 tsp ground ginger 4 eggs

Pre-heat oven to 130°C (fan assisted); gas mark 3.
  • Place flour, oatmeal, brown sugar and ginger, in a large bowl.
  • Melt syrup and butter with the milk in a pan.
    Pour melted ingredients in with the dry ingredients and mix together.
  • Beat in the eggs and again mix well.
  • Grease a baking tin and line with greaseproof before pouring in the mixture.
  • Bake for 1hr 15 mins.

Leave to cool before enjoying this traditional and hearty cake.

 
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