Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
1 to 2 hours

Serves 8

From Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels


  • 225g/8oz self-raising flour
  • 115g/4oz soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch salt
  • 55g/2oz butter
  • 115g/4oz golden syrup
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 200ml/7fl oz milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas 2. Line a 20cm/8in cake tin.

  2. Sieve the flour into a large bowl and add the sugar, ginger, bicarbonate of soda and salt.

  3. Place the butter and golden syrup in a pan and heat until the butter has melted.

  4. Put the egg and milk into a jug and beat together.

  5. Gradually pour the butter and syrup into the flour and stir, then add the egg and milk mixture and stir until smooth. Pour into the lined tin.

  6. Bake in the oven for one hour or until a skewer comes out clean when pieced in the centre of the parkin.

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