With Bonfire Night on Monday, what better way to celebrate the occasion than with good food? Whether you’re venturing out in the cold to a fireworks display or are watching the fireworks from your window, take a look at these delicious recipes that will warm your belly and prepare you for the night ahead. Why not pop to the shops this weekend and stock up on all the ingredients that you need?
Catherine wheel toad-in-the-hole with honey & mustard onions
Toad-in-the-hole is always a crowd pleaser, so you can’t go wrong with this amazing recipe courtesy of BBC Good Food. Using linked sausages or one large coiled sausage, this recipe puts a spin on the traditional toad-in-the-hole, quite literally with its Catherine wheel design. While this looks like a complex dish, it’s fairly easy to make and serves four. If you have time to spare, why not serve this toad-in-the-hole with fluffy roast potatoes or mash and veggies?
Burgers, Hot Dogs and Jacket Potatoes
No-one needs any instructions on how to make these, after all we get more than enough practice throughout the summer, or at least our partners do. Burger and hot dog vans are always seen on the outskirts of organised fireworks displays, but why spend your money and time queuing for burgers and hot dogs when you can make your very own from home that taste twice as good. When making burgers or hot dogs from scratch, you can choose your preferred meat, buns and toppings, whether that be cheese and jalapeno or ketchup and gherkins.
Jacket potatoes are another easy meal, you can buy fresh or frozen potatoes, bake or microwave them, then add your own toppings (depending on how you like them to taste and how much time you have).
For those of you with a sweet tooth, toffee apples are a classic at this time of year. Toffee apples are easy to make and can be decorated with chopped nuts, hundreds and thousands, smarties and loads more, the only limit is your imagination. The kids will love getting stuck in with making them look unique with their favourite decorations, just watch where their sticky fingers go! So, if you’re out for Bonfire Night, why not take a few toffee apples for the kids to munch on? Click here to see the full recipe courtesy of BBC Good Food.
Cookie Base Classic S’mores
There are many variations of this recipe on BBC Good Food, from Banoffee and pumpkin pie s’mores to margherita s’mores, all of which will tickle your palate! Or, if you’re pushed for time, you can always cheat with a s’mores dip and a packet of digestive biscuits!
Parkin is a traditional sponge cake from Northern England and is flavoured with syrupy molasses, oatmeal and ginger, just the thing to get the taste buds going on what will be a chilly evening! BBC Good Food has the perfect recipe here.
What are your favourite treats for Bonfire Night? Let us know over by commenting below!