Lancashire Parkin

Desserts Food
240g (8 oz) fine or medium oatmeal
230g (8 oz) self raising flour
230g (8 oz) brown sugar
1 1/2 dessertspoons ground ginger
225g margarine or butter
125g black treacle
125g syrup
1 egg, beaten
  1. Put the oatmeal, flour, sugar, salt and ginger in a bowl. Mix it all together.
  2. Gradually rub in the fat.
  3. When it is all mixed in add the treacle, golden syrup and egg.
  4. Mix well. This will make the mixture quite heavy.
  5. Place in a lined, roasting tin.
  6. Cook at 150-170 C, 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Leave in the tin for approx. 4 days before digging in.