With Halloween fast approaching and Bonfire night just around the corner many of us are planning for an evening of fireworks or trick or treating. Or maybe you are looking for a quieter way to enjoy this special time of year? Autumn walks are a great way to experience the spectacular north Yorkshire scenery and vistas before winter takes over. An afternoon tea in north Yorkshire is a great accompaniment to these autumnal activities and at this time of year it is traditional to enjoy the delicious Yorkshire cake known as parkin.
So what is parkin? A traditional northern bonfire night treat and a regular feature of afternoon tea in North Yorkshire. this popular cake is a real comfort food and is dark, spicy, solid gingerbread made with oatmeal. Parkin has been around for many years and it is reported that in 19th century Leeds November 5th was known as “Parkin Day”. Another sweet treat traditionally eaten on bonfire night is treacle or bonfire toffee. The origins of parkin are that it was a celebration cake eaten at Winter festivals.
So whilst many of these winter festivals and traditions have been forgotten the tradition of afternoon tea in North Yorkshire remains very strong. The famous Betty’s tearooms are very popular tourist attractions. Afternoon tea is also now popular for family celebrations such as naming days, christenings, baby showers and birthday parties. This popular afternoon treat normally includes tasty sandwiches, cakes and pastries and of course the traditional ingredient of scones. Traditionally as the name suggests accompanied by a pot of tea but increasingly especially for celebration events the afternoon tea is accompanied by a lass of bubbles.
Looking for an afternoon tea in North Yorkshire then why not try the Burn Hall Hotel York? Set in the north Yorkshire countryside and yet only a 20 minute drive from the centre of York the hotel offers plenty of free parking and an delicious afternoon tea menu that features home cooked sweet treats. This afternoon tea menu in north Yorkshire is changed each month to reflect the month and time of year. Unsurprisingly you may not be surprised to read that parkin features on the afternoon tea menu for November . The afternoon tea menu is changed regularly and a festive afternoon tea is offered for the months of November and December a great way to catch up with friends and family
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