Lancashire’s Ginger Parkin

Served as part of the Lancaster House 8-Course Tasting Menu, Head Chef, Damien, is happy to share the recipe for you to try at home.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg) course oatmeal
  • 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg) plain flour
  • 0.25 lbs (113 g) butter
  • 0.25 lbs (113 g) dripping
  • 0.25 lbs (113 g) black treacle
  • 0.25 lbs (113 g) brown sugar
  • 1 oz (28 g) ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Splash of milk for runny consistency

Method:

Melt the butter and dripping over gentle heat. Add all other ingredients. Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake in a low over for 1.5 hours, or until a skewer comes away clean.

At Lancaster House …

We serve this with a rich toffee sauce and a generous helping of Walling’s Vanilla Ice Cream Pearls … Delicious!

Five things Mums Really Want for Mother’s Day!

On Mother’s Day, Mums are presented with flowers, choccies, perfume or sometimes a thoughtful personalised gift. Don’t get me wrong, any and every gift is cherished, especially the glitter-laden home-made card. However, research has shown, and I can testify to most of these in various seasons of life, that the most-wanted list is really quite simple …

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As if By Magic – Weddings at Lancaster House

David Lancaster has been complementing wedding parties for over sixteen years. His warm engaging style and excellent slight of hand will entertain and amaze.

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The Midland Wedding & Events Team

We are counting down the days to The Midland Wedding Fayre, and the Wedding & Events team are putting the finishing touches in place. We thought you would like to meet Lee-Harry, Sammi and Nikki so that you will recognise them on the day. Continue reading “The Midland Wedding & Events Team”

Hilary’s Wedding Cakes & Bakes at The Midland

Meet Hilary of Hilary’s Cakes & Bakes, a family run bakery specialising in bespoke wedding and occasion cakes. Hilary tellus us about her interesting introduction to the world of cake-making…20170205_132617

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Putting on some Razzle Dazzle Style at The Midland

Razzle Dazzle, a perfect name to complement the Art Deco style of The Midland. Meet Karla and Lyndsey who are masters at capturing a couple’s idea of their dream day and dressing the wedding venue to make it a reality.   Continue reading “Putting on some Razzle Dazzle Style at The Midland”

Make Time4Flowers at The Midland

Introducing Time4Flowers who will be coming along to The Midland wedding showcase for the first time.

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Chantelle, Time for Flowers at The Midland

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