Remember, remember the 5th November. Bonfire night, Guy Fawkes Day, Firework night, however you refer to the day in your family, we’re sure you have fond memories of being wrapped up in your big coat and scarf at a bonfire in your local park. Food and drink often play a big part of traditions, especially in the UK, where we like a caterpillar cake on our birthdays and love a roast on Sundays.
Bonfire night is just the same. Read on to find out what our favourite foodie traditions are for the 5th November.
Is there a better feeling that having a sparkler in one hand and a toffee apple in the other? This simple recipe only needs a few ingredients that you probably already have in the cupboard! Simply make a quick toffee mixture in a pan with sugar, golden syrup and water, add a touch of lemon juice then dunk your apples in.
Top tip – make sure you have parchment paper close to your pan to minimise any drips from your dipped apples!
The fireworks aren’t the only bangers of the night! No Bonfire Night is complete without a hot dog laden in fried onions, mustard and ketchup. Try making them at home yourself this year – experiment with different sauce combinations to find what your favourite is.
This festive favourite is easy to make loads of quickly, so there’s plenty to go around for the whole family and friends.
This hot chocolate recipe will warm you on a chilly night and will go down a treat while watching the fireworks in the sky. Try one of our favourite recipes featuring a dash of pure maple syrup for a touch of rich sweetness. Add a few marshmallows or whipped cream on top for a special treat.
When you get home from the bonfire and take off your scarf and gloves, you’ll be delighted to be greeted by the hearty smell of this slow cooker chili, ready for dinner when you arrive. Serve up with a bowl of rice or tortillas and a dollop of soured cream. For a veggie optio – take out the beef and add some lentils or a meat-free substitute!
For those with a sweet tooth, Bonfire Toffees will be a popular choice. Just add a handful of ingredients into a pan and simmer for 15 minutes. Then it’s time to pour it into a tin and once it’s cooled, break it up into bite size pieces with a (clean) hammer or knife handle.
Make sure to share the creations you cook up, with us on social media!