Life Skills

Bake the British Isles - Traditional Bonfire Night Oatmeal Parkin Cake

Come and have fun baking authentic oatmeal parkin with a British teacher, and learn some history around why we celebrate the Gunpowder Plot on November 5th. (Look out for other bakes in the series from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.)
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55 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


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Class Experience

Students will know about the Gunpowder Plot, bonfire night traditions, and how to make oatmeal parkin
mixing bowls
wooden spoon
cup to break the egg into
pan or bowl and microwave to melt the syrup, treacle and butter
cupcake cases
weighing scales/measuring cups
wire cooling tray

Ingredients for parkin: NB if you can't find any of these ingredients, let me know and I will see if I can find a substitute
golden syrup (if you can't find this, we can use extra black treacle/molasses instead)
black treacle/molasses
self raising flour (UK) /all purpose flour plus baking powder 
medium oatmeal (I just put porridge oats in the blender to make this)
brown sugar
splash of milk

I always love to see photos of what your children have baked!
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Helena England, BA Hons, PGCE, MA
Lives in the United Kingdom
Primary school teacher (3-11 year olds) with lots of experience. patience and positivity
131 total reviews
81 completed classes

About Me

Hello everyone!

My name is Helena, and I live in the UK.  I have been a teacher for over 25 years, and I still work in the classroom teaching children aged 3-11 in primary schools in England.  Alongside this, I am a private tutor (both online and... 
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