Author Topic: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend  (Read 10137 times)

Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2011, 10:19:03 pm »
The flavour was good but it was a bit dry.  I'm not sure whether it was the oat bran or if I let it cook too long.  I have found some finer milled oat bran and so will try that - do you think I should add more treacle or golden syrup? 

I'm sure it will become a favourite checkpoint cake (along side the banana cake which is a standard for all rides) when I get the recipe right!
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #51 on: January 04, 2011, 01:03:02 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.

When I was in Oz, I was sent out by a house mate who was a pretty tidy cook with a shopping list. On it was suet so he could make dumplings. Could I find any? Could I bollocks! I suppose stew and dumplings isn't really favoured in a subtropical climate!

I've never heard of parkin. And if it's northern, I'm guessing it's pure stodge!

Sainsbury's used to do a beer called "Parkin special bitter" though....
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #52 on: January 04, 2011, 07:53:21 am »
It's delicious nutritious stodge though.*

*Anything with oats in is nutritious, even though the rest of it is lard and syrup.
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #53 on: January 05, 2011, 09:23:18 am »
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #54 on: November 03, 2011, 04:13:25 pm »
When I was in Oz, I was sent out by a house mate who was a pretty tidy cook with a shopping list. On it was suet so he could make dumplings. Could I find any? Could I bollocks! I suppose stew and dumplings isn't really favoured in a subtropical climate!

I've never heard of parkin. And if it's northern, I'm guessing it's pure stodge!

Sainsbury's used to do a beer called "Parkin special bitter" though....
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #55 on: November 03, 2011, 05:53:04 pm »
*faints*
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #56 on: November 03, 2011, 11:14:42 pm »
Inspired by Kirst, I, too, made parkin. It is delicious.
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #57 on: November 05, 2011, 12:44:05 pm »
I've just made a double quantity of Lancashire parkin.

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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2011, 12:45:18 pm »
Inferior foreign muck :P
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2011, 01:36:09 pm »
As demonstrated above, the Yorkshire version is as to piss compared to the Lancashire's nectar. And Mrs. Wow and Peli agree with me on this. :-*
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #60 on: November 05, 2011, 01:37:33 pm »
I think there needs to be a head-to-head Parkin-off between Kirst & Wowbagger. ;D
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #61 on: November 05, 2011, 02:21:10 pm »
Well, here's the entry from Chez Wowbagger:


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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #62 on: November 05, 2011, 02:23:03 pm »
I've just discussed Things Parkin with Peli, who tells me that her grandmother always made parkin to the Lancashire recipe.

She was from Bradford.
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #63 on: November 05, 2011, 02:27:07 pm »
We'll Kirst's Parkin (which was delicious) tasted exactly like something my mother used to make. She would have got that off her mother who was from east London. I can only conclude that "Parkin" is just called different things elsewhere and as always - northerners think they invented it, when in fact, they didn't  :demon:
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #64 on: November 05, 2011, 02:28:23 pm »
Are you sure you're not getting parkin confused with jellied eels, bobb? ;)
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #65 on: November 05, 2011, 02:33:11 pm »
We'll Kirst's Parkin (which was delicious) tasted exactly like something my mother used to make. She would have got that off her mother who was from east London. I can only conclude that "Parkin" is just called different things elsewhere and as always - northerners think they invented it, when in fact, they didn't  :demon:
Maybe your mother's mother's mother was from Yorkshire.
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #66 on: November 05, 2011, 02:39:55 pm »
She wasn't. I am northern DNA free  :P
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #67 on: November 05, 2011, 06:42:21 pm »
Like everyone else I too have been baking. I got in from a rain-sodden afternoon ride and got cracking. I had all of the components to hand but I couldn't find any rum, but I did have some Spanish brandy (natch) so I used that instead. So mine is more parquín than parkin. Also I couldn't find the greaseproof paper so I was extremely pleased when it turned out onto the cooling rack in one piece with a satisfying thunk.

And of course it's delicious! Top recipe Kirst! :thumbsup:

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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #68 on: November 05, 2011, 08:39:32 pm »
She wasn't. I am northern DNA free  :P

Oh you poor thing.
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #69 on: November 05, 2011, 08:47:56 pm »
The pictures are making me hungry.
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #70 on: November 07, 2011, 12:21:44 am »
I think there needs to be a head-to-head Parkin-off between Kirst & Wowbagger. ;D

I've just eaten the last of ours. Has Kirst got any left?  :P
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #71 on: November 07, 2011, 07:58:03 am »
She wasn't. I am northern DNA free  :P
Not any more, you're not.  :demon:

I've just eaten the last of ours. Has Kirst got any left?  :P
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #72 on: October 25, 2014, 07:38:44 pm »
2 tins in the oven. Will probably do 2 more tomorrow.
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #73 on: October 25, 2014, 10:16:51 pm »
Last time I made parkin it was really quite hard, best served sliced thin with butter. It matured really well - leave it wrapped in greaseproof paper in a tin for a few weeks and it was just about right. We nicknamed it dwarf bread.

I think I may be referring to a different comestible than yourself. Yours sounds more like a gingerbread.
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Re: Clarion, guess what I made this weekend
« Reply #74 on: October 26, 2014, 02:21:28 pm »
If you mean gingerbread as in gingerbread people, then no, it's nothing like that. I will be making some of that sort of parkin for parkin pigs though.
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