There's no lard in this parkin:
225g (8oz) Plain Flour
225g (8oz) Medium Oatmeal
110g (4oz) Margarine or butter
110g (4oz) Golden Syrup
110g (4oz) Black Treacle
110g 4oz Sugar
1 Egg, beaten
4 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
Pre-heat oven to 170°C: 325°F: Gas 3.
Grease and line a square baking tin with buttered greaseproof paper.
Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, and salt
Add the oats and sugar, mix lightly.
Gently rub in the margarine or butter.
Stir in the beaten egg.
Gently warm the syrup and treacle, so that they can be easily poured.
Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add the syrup and treacle.
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tin.
Bake for 45-60 minutes or until firm and cooked.
Allow to cool for at 15-20 minutes before removing from the tin.
Cut into squares, keep in an airtight tin for 24 to 48 hours before serving.
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