10 oz plain flour
3 0z soft brown or muscovado sugar
2tspn baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch salt
6oz peeled parsnip
40z dates
3floz corn oil or melted butter
6floz milk
1 egg

Preheat oven to gas 6.
Prepare muffin tin or paper cases. Sieve dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.
Chop parsnips into small pieces (a food processor is ideal), chop dates and add both to the bowl.
Beat the egg, add oil and milk and stir. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
Bake for 25 mins or until golden.