Stem Ginger and Apple Parkin Posted January 16th, 2013 by Lottie & filed under Uncategorized. Stem Ginger and Apple Parkin Bonfire Night. Forget about Halloween, Bonfire Night is my favourite Autumn event, I love it. I love wrapping up in thick layers, woolly jumpers, coats, hats, gloves, scarves and boots. I love warming myself up with a delicious hot chocolate. I love feeling the heat from a huge bonfire. I love marvelling at the fireworks with my family and friends as they light up the sky and fill the sky with a bang. I love the crackling fireworks and I love the spiralling high pitched ones. I still love drawing things with sparklers. And this year I also loved enjoying a slice of sticky spiced Parkin and Chai tea afterwards. If you are looking for an Autumn treat to warm you up then I recommend this sweet, sticky spicy cake with sliced apples. The recipe for this is based on the Waitrose Bonfire Night Parkin recipe but I adapted it my using stem ginger and apples in mine. You will need: 100g unsalted butter 100g black treacle 200g golden syrup 100g dark brown muscavado sugar 200g self raising flour 2tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1tsp bicarbonate of soda 100g oats 1 egg 6tbsp milk 50g stem ginger 1tbsp stem ginger syrup 2 apples, peeled and sliced Melt the butter, treacle, syrup and sugar in a pan over a gentle heat until melted together. Leave to cool slightly. Mix the flour, ginger, cinnamon and bicarb together with the oats in a bowl. Add the butter and sugar mixture to this and mix well. Beat the egg with the milk in a jug and add to the cake mix with 1tbsp syrup from the stem ginger. Mix well. Finally add the chopped stem ginger and mix in. Pour the mix into a greased and lined 20x20cm cake tin and place the apple slices on top of the mixture. Bake at 150C for approx 1 hour. And here is a sparkler picture I made, can you guess what it is?? Enjoy the fireworks if you are off to any this weekend! Lottie xx I am entering this into Simple and in Season because Eat the Seasons tells me that apples are still in season this month!