Parkin is essentially the Northern English form of gingerbread. Different parkins are characterized by where they are made and Yorkshire Parkin, one of the most famous, is made using oats. Yorkshire Parkin is eaten on Bonfire Night, November 5th, celebrating the famous failure of Guy Fawkes to blow up the Houses on Parliament in 1605. Guy Fawkes was a Yorkshireman.
Parkin - my Dad used to love this <3 (*_*) This recipe for treacly Parkin is a northern Bonfire Night tradition and is best left for a few days in a cake tin to turn nice and sticky before eating, if you can wait that long! Don’t let the fact this cake has a longer list of ingredients than the average sponge put you off, its quick and easy to put together and well worth the effort!