It’s the perfect time of the year to be enjoying a piece of parkin and all the better if it’s home baked. I’ve been visiting Café No 5 recently and have really enjoyed Angie’s food over the years so when I asked her to share her top secret, classified and favourite recipe of the Yorkshire Classic traybake she kindly said ‘I’ve a lovely Sticky Parkin recipe that’s nice and easy and has been passed around the family, it’s Nana Jean’s Sticky Parkin’. Let us know how you get on with it!

First of all, turn the oven temperature to 160 Celsius or gas mark 4.

Then grease an 8 x 10” tin and line with baking parchment.

Collect the following ingredients:
8oz SR flour
4oz sugar
2 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
Half teaspoon salt
3 tsp dry ginger
4 oz butter
4 & half tablespoons golden syrup
1 egg

Instructions
Give it a bit of elbow grease when you mix all the ingredients together
Then add 250ml of boiling milk.
Keep on mixing until the batter is smooth.
Spoon into the greased and lined tin.
Then bake in the middle of the oven for approx 25 mins.
Once baked through, cool and then store in an airtight tin for a couple of days (if you can), it’ll go sticky and the perfect texture.

Serve it with custard, cream or enjoy it just as it is with a cup of tea.

Café No 5 offer take-outs, outside catering for business meeting and Funeral Teas.
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