Perfect Parkin

Makes 16 Slices

120g

Treacle


80g

Golden syrup


170g

Butter


200g

Gilchesters Organics Wholemeal flour


200g

Medium Oatmeal


3 tsp

Ground ginger


1/2 tsp

Ground nutmeg


175g

Soft dark brown sugar


1/4 tsp

Fine salt


1.5 tsp

Bicarbonate of soda


1

Egg


45ml

Milk


Method

Pre-heat the oven to 140C. Weigh the treacle, syrup and butter in a medium pan and place over a medium heat until melted together, being careful not to let it boil. Take off the heat. Generously grease a 22cm square baking tin.

Combine the flour, oatmeal, spices, sugar, salt and bicarb in a large mixing bowl, then pour in the treacle mixture stirring to combine. Beat the egg with the milk then beat into the batter until its just loose enough to pour into the tin.

Bake for about an hour and a half until its just firm in the centre and when pressed, springs back. Allow to cool in the tin for at least 30 minutes, then turn out, slics and either serve warn or store in a tin for up to 3 weeks, the texture will keep improving.

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