Food ideas for Bonfire Night
Bonfire night is a wonderful seasonal celebration, and what better time to enjoy some tasty comfort food while watching fireworks with your loved ones? Whether you’re hosting a party or just spending time with your family, you’ll probably be thinking about rustling up some bonfire night treats to mark the occasion.
The weather in November is often decidedly chilly, so finding delicious hot food that captures the essence of the occasion is key. Here are some great ideas encompassing both traditional and modern recipes that are ideal for serving before or after the fireworks display!
Glazed Sausage Sandwiches
A twist on the traditional hot dog, why not make glazed sausage sandwiches to serve your guests on Bonfire Night. Easy to eat while standing outside watching the rockets soar in the sky, all you need is some buns and your favourite sausages together with some marmalade. Mix the marmalade with a couple of tablespoons of water then pour over the sausages before cooking. When they’re done, pop them into the buns together with relish, mustard and ketchup for a simple snack perfect for the occasion.
Baked potatoes are a bonfire night essential, but stuffed potatoes take your seasonal treat to a whole new level. Cook your potatoes for around an hour, then take them out of the oven, scoop out the flesh and put it in a bowl. Fry some chorizo and spring onions in a little oil then add to the potato flesh together with a couple of scoops of sour cream. Mix together well, season and then spoon back into the potato skin shells. Sprinkle a little cheese over the top and return to the oven for 10 more minutes before serving.
Why not put a bonfire twist on a tasty cupcake? Here’s some cupcake decorations ideas to inspire you!
Spiced Autumn Punch
For truly warming beverage, we found this great recipe for a Spiced Autumn Punch at All Recipes UK & Ireland
Bonfire Night simply wouldn’t be the same without that traditional treat – toffee apples. You could buy them at your local supermarket, but it’s a lot more fun to make your own. Simply wash your apples and dry them thoroughly. Remove their stalks and with a skewer, making a hole part way into the apple at the stalk end. Push a lolly stick into the hole that you’ve made then put the apples onto a baking tray. Put 400 grams of caster sugar, a teaspoon of vinegar, 50 grams of butter, 100 ml of water and 4 tablespoons of golden syrup into a pan and dissolve together on a low heat. Turn the heat up and boil until the mix reaches 150 degrees Celsius. Don’t stir the mixture! Once it has reached the right temperature, take the pan off the heat then dip your apples carefully into the toffee, making sure they’ve been properly covered. Leave them to set in a cool spot and make sure to eat them quickly before the toffee liquifies!
Hopefully, these bonfire night food ideas will have given you the inspiration you need for your celebrations. Try any of these and you’re sure to “remember, remember the 5th of November” for all the right reasons!