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”

Nürnberger Lebkuchen

These traditional Bavarian Lebkuchen are easy to make and perfect for Christmas! Preparation time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Makes: Approx. 15 biscuits Difficulty: Moderate Special Equipment Two large baking trays Baking paper A pencil A 7cm cup, ramekin or cookie cutter A large mixing bowl A wooden spoon A sieve A couple ofContinue reading “Nürnberger Lebkuchen”

Piernik

There’s a lot of history behind Piernik: it’s Polish gingerbread, which is traditionally eaten at Christmas. Piernik comes in many shapes and sizes, and some versions can be left to mature for months or even years before being baked. This quick version is a soft cake, flavoured with gingerbread spices and plum jam, and decoratedContinue reading “Piernik”