First Attempt 1915 Yorkshire Parkin Recipe

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Jan. 28, 2020

Welcome Friends! Welcome to Sunday morning and the old cookbook show. Today we're going to do a recipe out of the Five Roses Flour Cookbook, and this is a little bit different than the other Five Roses Cookbooks that we've used so far. This one is from 1915, so right at the beginning of World War one, and it is also very much a community cookbook. It says right here at the front carefully chosen from the contributions of over 2,000 successful users of Five Roses Flour throughout Canada. So these are recipes that have been submitted to the cookbook and you really can tell that because, the recipe we're going to do today which is a Parkin, there are four parking recipes on this page. Each one a little bit different each one that would reflect the differences in family taste.


Coarse oatmeal 1 Pound
Lard 1/2 Pound
Cooking sugar 1/2 Pound
Mixed spice 2 Teaspoon
All purpose flour 1 Pound
Molasses 1 Pound
Ground ginger 2 Teaspoon
Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
Lemon 1 , juiced
Eggs 3
Milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



1. Preheat oven to 325ºF.


2. Cream lard until fluffy and then cream in sugar.

3. Cream molasses into lard.

4. Beat eggs one at a time into lard mixture.

5. Beat lemon juice into lard mixture.

6. Mix oatmeal into lard mixture.

7. Mix together the dry ingredients: mix spice, flour, ginger, and baking powder.

8. Stir flour into lard mixture, alternating with milk.

9. Scrape into a lined 9”x12” cake pan, and bake for 1 hour; or until cake tester comes out with a few moist crumbs.


10. Cool and Serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes