Traditional Parkin Recipe Mary Berry

Traditional Parkin Recipe Mary Berry

Once I was reading the Baking Bible by Mary Berry when I came to know that Parkin is the most favourite food in North England. Well! It triggered me so much that I started searching for the origin and recipe of Parkin along with the reason for its favouritism. You will be amazed to know that there are some controversies about this traditional Parkin.

Well! Parkin is a traditional gingerbread for people living in Yorkshire while a sweet sticky cake to be eaten on long winter evenings for others. The origin of this recipe is not exactly known but it is baked in almost every country in the world. After reading all the information about luscious Parkin, I tried it one night. And you know WHAT? It was even more toothsome than my expectations. 

Last night, I had a bonfire with my friends. As everyone was expected to bring some unique dish, so I decided to bake Parkin by recalling the Tradition Parkin Recipe Mary Berry. All of my friends liked this recipe very much. If you are concerned about its nutritional values to give it to your kids, serve them freely because it is very beneficial and delicious. 

In fact, I will recommend you try the traditional Parkin in your kids’ snacks. You will surely love these buttery Parkin snacks in your evening tea. Let’s have a look at this traditional recipe. 


  • 2 Beaten Eggs
  • 3 fl oz Milk
  • 50g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 100g Oatmeal
  • 175g Butter
  • 225g Plain Flour
  • 270g Black Treacle
  • 280g Golden Syrup
  • ½ tablespoon Cinnamon
  • ½ tablespoon nutmeg
  • ½ tablespoon soda bicarbonate
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

Step By Step Making of Traditional Parkin Recipe Mary Berry

Here are some of the main steps that you need to follow for baking traditional Parkin.

Step 1

Take an 8 inches square cake tin and grease it properly with butter.

Step 2

Turn on the oven to preheat it to almost 180 degrees Celsius.

Step 3

Mix the required amount of flour, ground ginger, bicarbonate of soda, oatmeal, and spices thoroughly in a bowl. 

Step 4 

Take butter, sugar, treacle, and syrup in a pan and melt them at low flame. Turn off the flame and cool the melted mixture for almost 10 minutes. 

Step 5

Add all the melted ingredients to the dry mixture. Continue gentle stirring of the mixture together in the beaten eggs and milk.

Step 6

Pour the smooth batter or mixture into the cake tin and place it in a preheated oven.

Step 7 

Bake it in the oven until the skewer comes out clean after inserting it into it. It will take approximately 50 to 60 minutes to bake the cake.

Step 8 

Leave the baked cake in the tin to get cool.

Step 9

Cut it into pieces and garnish it with berries. 

Your traditional Parkin Recipe Mary Berry is ready. Feel Free to serve it to your guest at a tea party. Enjoy a bite of traditional Parkin with a cup of tea.

Traditional Parkin Recipe Mary Berry

Keywords: Traditional Parkin Recipe Mary Berry

Cuisine: British

Cuisine type: Dessert

Servings: 30 person

Preparation time: 50 Minutes

Total time: 5 minutes

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