Yorkshire Parkin - Sticky Oatmeal Gingerbread for Bonfire Night

75 mins (prep 15, cooking 60)
10 ingredients
1 servings
A wonderful tradition from Northern England, in particular from the county of Yorkshire; this wonderful gingerbread is traditionally eaten on the 5th November which is Bonfire Night, also called Guy Fawkes night or Fireworks Night. There are many ways to make ginger parkin; this is my recipe for this deliciously, sticky and dark gingerbread with oats. This recipe is an egg free parkin, and I was always told that Parkin should NEVER contain eggs in it, whether that is true or not, I'm not sure! Try to plan ahead when you make this recipe, it is MUCH better when kept for 2 to 3 days before eating, as it become stickier and more intense in flavour. This keeps for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container and freezes well, if there is any left! I use jumbo porridge oats in my parkin, for a nice chewy texture - but any porridge oats or oatmeal will be suitable. Please note, if you make this with the suggested alternatives of corn syrup and molasses, it will not be quite the same flavour, but it should still be sticky!

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Serving Size (858.63 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 3314.12 Calories from Fat 1128.51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 125.39g 192.91%
Saturated Fat 28.64g 143.2%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 81.59mg 27.2%
Sodium 4045.28mg 168.55%
Total Carbohydrate 519.63g 173.21%
Dietary Fiber 3.97 g 15.88%
Sugars 476.12 g %
Protein 50.41g 100.82%
Vitamin A 5293.21IU% Vitamin C 7.02mg%
Calcium 1883.57mg% Iron 9.21mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground ginger, crystallized ginger