How to make Parkin Cake for your Bonfire Night party

Published : 13/11/2008 07:25:32
Categories : Party Food and Drinks

As the weather grows colder and the leaves slowly start to turn shades of amber red and orange, you know it's almost time for Bonfire night to take place. Of course, besides fireworks, if you are going to hold a true bonfire night, you are going to need to know how to make a great Parkin cake. After all, half the fun of a bonfire night party is the sweet treats after the fireworks have ended!

OK so it may be the 13TH of November now, but lets face it fireworks and bonfire night parties do tend to go on a bit, mostly throughout the whole month of November, in fact I can hear some fireworks going off right now as I blog. If you follow this delicious Parkin cake recipe originally from Yorkshire (I think), you’ll be on your way to filling your party goers plates and stomachs in no time! Ingredients: (note that 1 cup = approx 16 TBSP – I can't quite remember the metric)

  • 3 tsp ginger powder
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 medium egg
    1. Preheat the oven to 165 degrees centigrade.
    2. Lightly mix the flour, baking powder, and ginger together and set aside.
    3. Melt the sugar and butter in a saucepan and slowly add molasses to the mix until everything is melted.
    4. Add the melted mixture to the flour mixture and mix until well beaten.
    5. Beat the egg into the milk and then add the combination to the batter.
    6. Pour the mixture into a cake tin (10X6X3 inches) that’s lined with waxed paper and greased.
    7. Place in oven for 30 minutes, check, reduce the temperature to 150 degrees and then leave in the oven for 30 more minutes.

Tip: If you make your Parkin cake a few days before you plan to eat it at your bonfire party, it will be easier to cut into squares since it is usually quite sticky when first made.

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