Guy Fawkes Day: "Please to remember the fifth of November." Fawkes, along with a group of catholic conspirators, planned to blow up the House of Lords with gunpowder in order to kill the Protestant king James. Their plot was discovered and failed, but was not forgotten.
Traditionally eaten on Guy Fawkes Night (5 November), this gingerbread-like cake made with oatmeal and treacle becomes slightly softer and sticker after a day or two of keeping. You’ll find it is slightly addictive and great with a cuppa, particularly through the winter months.