Where to find the best baked goods in Yorkshire

Tuesday 09 April 2019

We all know Britain is responsible for some of the best baked goods in the world – and we have Yorkshire to thank for creating two of the most scrumptious ones.

Pontefract Cakes

These small, roughly circular black sweet cakes are made of liquorice, and were originally manufactured in the Yorkshire town of Pontefract, England. Fun fact: the sweets were originally embossed by hand with a stylized stamp of Pontefract Castle – and incredibly, workers were able to mark upwards of 30,000 per day.

Yorkshire Parkin

This gingerbread cake is traditionally made with oatmeal and black treacle and according to legend, best eaten on Bonfire night.

Although you might spot Pontefract cakes and Parkins all around Britain, they taste the best when prepared in their native county of Yorkshire.

Luckily, there are plenty of delicious bakeries to pick from:

Haxby Bakehouse

Bothams of Whitby

Bondgate Bakery

Jones Pies

T C Patisserie

 

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