Many countries make special foods for specific festivals and for the people of Britain, Guy Fawkes Night is incomplete without Yorkshire parkin. There’s something about the gingery goodness of parkin that goes perfectly well with warm bonfires and dazzling fireworks.
The ingredients include flour, oatmeal, black treacle, brandy, margarine, and ginger of course. It tastes almost like soft gingerbread and it’s impossible to stop at one slice. Most people enjoy it with a hot cup of tea while sitting in front of a roaring bonfire. That sounds like the kind of cake that can make all your troubles melt away.