Yorkshire Parkin


4oz soft brown sugar
8oz plain flour
4oz butter
8oz medium oatmeal
8oz syrup
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 egg
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
¼ pint milk


Melt the sugar, butter and syrup over a low heat. Beat the egg well and add to the syrup mix with some of the milk. Sift the flour, oatmeal and ginger into a bowl and pour into the syrup mix. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the remaining milk and add to the rest of the mix. Stir well, then pour into a greased tin, 11 by 9 by 2 inch. Bake until firm in a moderate oven (about 1 hour). Keep for about one week before eating.