Parkin is a traditional gingerbread recipe from the north of England. Yorkshire parkin is probably the most famous, but Lancashire have their own too. It’s a gorgeous, spicy, sticky thing; the black treacle immediately brings Bonfire Night to mind, and the spices add more autumnal yumminess. I’ve adapted this recipe from a few different ones I found. I’m not sure where it falls on the Lancashire/Yorkshire divide, although apparently Lancastrian parkin tends to have more flour and less oatmeal.
Posts Tagged Autumn
Tagged As: Autumn, Bonfire Night, English, Ginger, Gingerbread, Golden Syrup, Nutmeg, Parkin, Treacle | Categories: Baking, Recipes, Treats | Leave a Comment
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Happy Thanksgiving! It’s Thanksgiving (well, yesterday!), the day when we all give thanks for… well, er… getting rid of those pesky pilgrims? Just kidding! Ok, so it’s not Thanksgiving round here, but there’s an American in this house, and there’s also a pumpkin, so it must be time for pumpkin pie.
Tagged As: Autumn, Blackberry, Crabapple, Elderberry, Foraging, Hedgerow jelly, Jelly | Categories: Condiments, Preserves, Recipes | Leave a Comment
On to the next round of hedgerow jelly! I made this bramble and elderberry jelly back in September when the hedgerows were still brimming with berries. I used to love bramble jelly as a child, so I thought I’d try to recreate that. While I was foraging for blackberries, I spied an elder tree so picked some elderberries too, for a bit of a kick!
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Apparently, we are having a particularly bountiful autumn. I guess we’re coming to the end of it now, and the berries left in the hedgerows are looking a bit sorry for themselves. Back in September, however, it was a different story. The hedgerows were weighed down with ripening blackberries, rosehips, elderberries and haws. Our crab apple tree was looking beautiful, full of yellowy-pinky-red fruits. I couldn’t bear the thought of them all being kicked under the hedge or squished under car when they fell, so I decided to get jelly-making. Hedgerow jelly-making, to be precise.