There is still wintery vibe around. Ireland is not New York and we haven’t seen snow, except in mountains, but I still want to wrap with the warmest blanket, get a cat on my laps, grab a book and eat something sweet. That cake would be perfect snack for a winter walk, along with Thermos of hot tea or coffee.
But truth to be told, I’m usually not a big fan of gingerbread. I love the gingerbread spice mix flavour, but cakes, not so much. Most of those I ate were often too dry to my liking. Therefore I’m still searching for perfection.
This year for Christmas I made this Parkin. It’s sticky and has the lovely molasses flavour. The flavours develop, so you can make it ahead. I will still look for my ideal, but that one is really nice.
Recipe from Moje wypieki For 23x23-cm cake pan
- 225g butter, room temperature
- 170g golden syrup
- 100g treacle
- 85g light muscovado sugar
- 100g oats
- 250g plain flour
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 egg
- 3 Tbsp milk