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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2010, 05:29:55 pm »
Two tins in the oven, filled with delicious parkin. Should be ready soon. Nom nom nom.
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2010, 05:38:14 pm »
I think I may be making it, but with margerine.

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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2010, 05:57:10 pm »
I put a teaspoon of dark rum in, for extra tastiness.
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2010, 06:49:36 pm »
Mmmm parkin :P Tis my burfday soon, I must make cake. I think it's going to be a toss up between parkin & orange & poppy seed cake.
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clarion

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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2010, 08:29:14 pm »
Two tins in the oven, filled with delicious parkin. Should be ready soon. Nom nom nom.

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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2010, 09:49:51 pm »
Not being a Northerner, I had no idea what parkin was. The ingredients list made it sound like an exceptionally rich kind of flapjack, but the pics make it look much softer and more... cakey! I'm ambivalent about trying it TBH, it sounds so rich and sweet. But it does look good!
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2010, 10:04:02 pm »
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2010, 10:10:01 pm »
Er... It's rich and sticky? Like sweet clay?
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clarion

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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2010, 10:18:38 pm »
Yeah.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2010, 08:07:01 am »
Not being a Northerner, I had no idea what parkin was. The ingredients list made it sound like an exceptionally rich kind of flapjack, but the pics make it look much softer and more... cakey! I'm ambivalent about trying it TBH, it sounds so rich and sweet. But it does look good!
It's a very sticky sweet treacly gingerbread, but the treacle and oatmeal make it parkin, not gingerbread. It's for Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night.

Mind you, yesterday I was talking to someone from Middlesbrough and he's never heard of it either.

Yeah.

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clarion

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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2010, 10:07:04 am »
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2010, 02:45:50 pm »
I was always under the impression that the proper parkin was the darker stuff and came from Lancashire.

They may put black pudding in it instead of lard.
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2010, 02:52:29 pm »
I have in front of me the WI cook book, 1984 edition.

Their recipe for Yorkshire parkin contains:

6oz plain flour
1 1/2 tsp sod bicarb
1 tsp ground ginger
2oz medium oatmeal
3oz brown sugar
3oz maragarine
4oz golden syrup
1 egg
milk

Lancashire parkin, on the other hand, contains:

8oz oatmeal
3oz plain flour
1tsp ground ginger
2oz brown sugar
pinch salt
1/2 tsp (scant) sod bicarb
4oz marg or lard
8oz golden syrup / treacle
2 1/2 fl oz milk.

On that basis I wouldn't bother with the Yorkshire version.
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LindaG

Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2010, 02:55:05 pm »
My parkin looks like Kirst's.  You don't need a lot of it to fill you up!

Probly makes a passable denture adhesive too, given the way it sticks to the roof of your mouth. 

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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2010, 08:39:02 pm »
Lancashire parkin would make an excellent randonneurs' rocket fuel IMO.

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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2010, 10:46:46 pm »
Lancashire parkin would make an excellent randonneurs' rocket fuel IMO.

You may be interested to learn, Helly, that the 1984 WI Cook Book, actually titled "A Cook's Tour of Britain", was illustrated by one Anne Ormerod, sister to Our Mutual Friend. It was a present from Felix.
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2010, 10:53:21 pm »
Mrs. Wow has made some Lancs parkin this evening. Rich, dark, moist & oaten. Quite wonderful.
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #42 on: October 20, 2010, 10:12:56 pm »
Ingredients

8ozs medium oatmeal


What kind of oatmeal do you use Kirst (and Mrs Wow)?

Despite consuming much parkin in my Lancastrian youth, I'm ashamed to say that I've never made it myself, but in your pic it looks so delicious and brings back many memories!  With bonfire night approaching, it feels like time to bake my first batch!

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2010, 07:15:46 pm »
Er, it's in a red packet.
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2010, 05:25:16 am »
Kirst
(Possible very dumb question alert!)
I'm keen to have a try of this but we don't have "oatmeal" in our shops here in Australia - would rolled oats (porridge oats) do or is it something very different?
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #45 on: October 25, 2010, 08:07:51 am »
You don't have oatmeal? Not even in a health food shop? Actually, do you have health food shops?  ;)

I suppose you could try with porridge oats, but maybe whizz them in a food processor first.
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2010, 08:27:17 am »
Health food shop???  ???

No - that's a good idea - I'll try there.  Thanks.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #47 on: October 30, 2010, 06:07:18 pm »
I have a triple batch in the oven. It's not quite right though as I didn't have enough ground ginger. Never mind, it's still treacly goodness.
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2010, 11:32:36 am »
Well it's made 4 x recipe ready for Saturday's 400.

Couldn't locate oatmeal so used oatbran (from the healthfood shop) and quick oats.  I also suspect our treacle isn't as dark as yours! 

It does look like a cross between your two pictures though - we'll see how it tastes.

Thanks Kirst!
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #49 on: January 03, 2011, 04:26:20 pm »
How was it?
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