Sticky Ginger Skillet Parkin

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Try this delicious sticky ginger skillet parkin, the perfect dessert for cosy Autumn evenings.


  • 200g salted butter, chopped
  • 85g light brown soft sugar
  • 85g treacle
  • 185g golden syrup
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 100g porridge oats
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 balls of stem ginger, chopped


  1. Heat the oven to 150°C/130°C fan/gas 2. Put a heavy-bottomed 25cm ovenproof frying pan or skillet over a low heat and gently melt the butter, sugar, treacle, and golden syrup together, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the butter is just melted and everything is combined. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly for 5-10 mins.
  2. Sieve the flour and spices together, then mix in the oats. Whisk the eggs, milk, stem ginger, and ginger syrup together in a bowl or jug. Stir the dry ingredients into the cooled butter mixture until well combined. Stir in the ginger, milk, and egg mixture until you have a thick cake batter. Transfer to the oven and bake for 45-50 mins until firm and risen. Serve scooped from the pan with extra ginger syrup and custard or ice cream, if you like, or leave to cool and eat cold. Will keep, wrapped in baking parchment, for up to seven days

Credit: Anna Glover