Some of my customers asked me how to improve their vocabulary so I have decided to post a new word each week with an example of how it can be used. Here is this week’s english word. Have fun trying to think of your own sentences!
“At the weekend I made some ginger parkin. It was scrumptious.”
You may ask what on earth is “ginger parkin”. Well, it is a sticky ginger cake made with treacle or mollasses (die Melasse/Zuckerrübensirup) and oatmeal. It tastes a bit like Lebekuchen.
It is traditionally eaten in November in the North of England, especially on *Bonfire Night, 5th November. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but having tried the BBC Goodfood recipe below I can recommend it.
Ginger Parkin Recipe
- 200g butter
- 1 large egg
- 200g golden syrup
- 85g treacle
- 4 tbsp milk
- 85g soft brown sugar
- 100g oatmeal
- 250g S.R. flour
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
Remember to use a tablespoon (tbsp) and for S.R. flour you must add baking powder (Bachpulver).