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Yorkshire Parkin Cake


The Yorkshire Parkin cake is famous throughout Yorkshire, with the recipe dating back over 100 years. The taste of the Yorkshire Parkin varies throughout the different regions of Yorkshire, but, the recipes are fundamentally the same – a ginger cake baked using oatmeal and a combination of syrup and black treacle.

Traditionally the Yorkshire Parkin is served on Bonfire Night. But it also tastes great throughout the year – in the winter served with a good dose of warm custard or in the summer with strawberries and fresh cream – mmm a taste sensation!

If you are yet to try a Yorkshire Parkin, I urge you to do so. Not only is it easy to make, it keeps well and longer you keep it the sticker it becomes.

Try this easy recipe…