Remember, remember the 5th November… If you usually play online bingo on an evening, Bonfire Night is the ideal opportunity to have a break from the norm! It’s not far away now so get ready for bonfires and sparklers galore and prepare some tasty and delicious Bonfire Night dishes to warm up the whole family after an evening spent watching the fireworks.
Toffee apples are a traditional Bonfire Night treat, so why not try toffee apple pudding for something a little bit different? To make this indulgent and warming pudding, simply grease an ovenproof dish with butter and mix milk, egg, butter and vanilla extract in a large bowl along with sugar, flour and baking powder to make a batter of a smooth consistency. Spread over apples in the dish and then pour on sugar and boiling water. Finish with pecan nuts and bake for around forty minutes until the toffee apple pudding is a golden colour and has risen. You can serve it with hot custard, ice cream or cream. Yum!
For a savoury Bonfire Night treat, you can’t beat jacket potatoes. Filling, warming and comforting, jacket potatoes make the ideal Bonfire Night meal or snack. For an even more warming and delicious Bonfire Night baked potato, serve with spicy homemade chilli. Chilli is super easy to make and you can make your version vegetarian or meaty, depending on your preferences.
To make your baked potato chilli, simply fry onions, garlic and chilli in a little oil in a large work. Add your mince or veggie mince and heat until browned. Then simply add sieved tomatoes or tomato passata, kidney beans and any further seasoning (black pepper, a dash of red wine, whatever takes your fancy) stir in, then cover and simmer for at least twenty minutes, allowing all the flavours to marinate and merge. Hey presto, a perfectly spicy and delicious Bonfire Night baked potato filling!