Parkin is the English equivalent of the Cassoulet or the Pavlova in terms of a hotly contested point of origin. In true War of the Roses style, the Parkin (or Perkin as originally known) is arguably attributed to either Yorkshire or Lancashire – depending on who you ask!
Yorkshire Parkin is a sweet and sticky cake made of treacle and oats that needs a few days to soften in airtight storage before you eat it. What you see here is the Parkin just an hour out of the oven (my house smells amazing!). I am interested to see how it softens up over the next few days … if you are game, get in and try it yourself!