Word for the Week: Scrumptious

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!


(skrʌmp.ʃəs): lecker

  • delicious
  • tasty
  • delectable

“At the weekend I made some ginger parkin. It was scrumptious.”

Yorkshire Parkin

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).

Truly Scrumpious!!

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