Yorkshire Parkin

Parkin is a sticky oatmeal gingerbread cake which has been popular in northern England- particularly Yorkshire and Lancashire- for centuries. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour Required storage time: 2-5 days Serves: 10 Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 140g/5 oz/⅔ cups of butter, plus extra for greasing 200g/7 oz/just under ⅔ cup of golden syrupContinue reading “Yorkshire Parkin”

Toffee Apples

It only takes 30 minutes to make a batch of crunchy, chewy fairground style Toffee Apples- and it’s surprisingly easy! Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 8 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients 8 small apples 400g/14oz/2 cups of granulated sugar 2 teaspoons of white wine vinegar 120ml/1⅕dl/⅕ pint/½ cup of water 1 teaspoon of red food coloring (optional) Special Equipment A small stainless steelContinue reading “Toffee Apples”