Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated across the United Kingdom marking the failed attempt of Guy Fawkes to blow up English Parliament on November 5, 1605.
Parkin holds court as traditional favorite for Guy Fawkes Day in the UK. Guy was from Yorkshire, hence the name. It is a moist sticky cake similar to gingerbread. It contains whole wheat flour and rolled oats so does have some health benefits. I cut the fat in my version, but you can’t escape the sugar in the treacle and golden syrup which gives it the distinctive flavour and texture.