Bonfire Parkin

Bonfire Parkin


15 mins


45 mins


8 people

Traditional bonfire night treat....And it gets better with time!


  1. Heat the oven to 140C /gas 3. Grease a deep 22cm/9in square cake tin and dust with sugar. Beat the egg and milk together with a fork.

  2. Gently melt the syrup, treacle, sugar and butter together in a large pan until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat. Mix together the oatmeal, flour and ginger and stir into the syrup mixture, followed by the egg and milk.

  3. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 50 mins - 1 hr until the cake feels firm and a little crusty on top. Cool in the tin then wrap in parchment and foil and keep for 3-5 days before eating if you can – it’ll become softer and stickier the longer you leave it, up to 2 weeks.