Yorkshire Parkin

Parkin is a sticky oatmeal gingerbread cake which has been popular in northern England- particularly Yorkshire and Lancashire- for centuries. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour Required storage time: 2-5 days Serves: 10 Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 140g/5 oz/⅔ cups of butter, plus extra for greasing 200g/7 oz/just under ⅔ cup of golden syrupContinue reading “Yorkshire Parkin”


Bustrengo is eaten all year round in San Marino, but it’s particularly popular at Christmas. Light, moist and packed with citrus and fruit, Bustrengo is a delightful Mediterranean alternative to Christmas cake Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour Difficulty: Easy Serves: 10-20 Ingredients 150g/5oz/1 cup of cornmeal 100g/3.5oz/1 cup of plain flour  100g/3.5oz/7/8Continue reading “Bustrengo”