Yorkshire Parkin

Today is Yorkshire Day! Celebrated on August the 1st, this annual event is dedicated to celebrating all things Yorkshire, from formal proceeding involving the reading of the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity and the remembrance of it’s heritage, to fun-packed family entertainment such as pudding throwing contests, the Ripon Yorkshire parade and of course, enjoying some good old traditional Yorkshire food!

In honour of Yorkshire Day, we are sharing one of our favourite traditional Yorkshire recipes – Parkin!

Not only is this a super simple, delicious recipe, it’s also ideal for wrapping up (accompanied with a hot flask of tea) and taking with you on a long country walk. – Of which, we highly recommend a visit to the beautiful Malham Yorkshire Dales (picture above).

Yorkshire Parkin


  • 120 Grams Butter
  • 140 Grams Light Brown Sugar
  • 85 Grams Black Treacle
  • 200 Grams Golden Syrup
  • 225 Grams Medium Oatmeal
  • 110 Grams Self-raising Flour
  • 2 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Eggs (beaten)
  • 1 Tbsp Milk


  1. 1.Preheat the oven to 300F/150C fan/Gas 2.

    2. To prepare, line a medium sized bread tin with greaseproof baking paper and lightly brush with butter.

    3. Sieve the flour, sugar, and ginger into a bowl.

    4. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add in the syrup and treacle. Mix until combined together.

    5. Gently pour the butter and syrup mixture into the dry flour ingredients and  mix.

    6. Then, in a separate bowl, beat the egg and milk, before adding it together with the other ingredients. Mix until smooth and well combined.

    7. Now pour the mixture into the lined bread tin and bake for about an hour or until a fork can be inserted into the centre of the cake and comes out clean.

    8. Once baked, remove from the oven and leave in the tin until completely cool.

    9. When cool, the Parkin can be either eaten straight away (our prefered method :-)) or wrapped in greaseprroof paper and stored in a cake tin to keep moist.

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