I love local delicacies and this is one very close to home for us, the Derbyshire Tharf (Thor) Cake. It is based on treacle and oats with a spicy mix of ginger and seems to be a regional version of Parkin but heavier. Parkin for those that haven't tried it is a lot more of a sponge cake by comparison, although equally yummy. I find Tharf gorgeous as it isn't as sweet and is deliciously filling, a real winter indulgence.
It's the perfect cake for bonfire night and as such it's our cake of the week this week.
So Cake Club, let me know what you think!
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