Guy Fawkes Night
It’s Guy Fawkes Night this Sunday so this week we are looking at the kind of food that can help make your evening go off with a bang. Guy Fawkes is originally from York, so a lot of the traditional Bonfire Night dishes have their origins in Yorkshire.
In Lancashire, parched or black peas served in little tubs with vinegar is the local go-to bonfire snack. Around Somerset, famous for its apple orchards, the locals love standing around the fire drinking warm mulled cider.
Bonfire toffee (or treacle toffee) is made with molasses or black treacle and is a traditional Guy Fawkes night treat everywhere in the UK. In Scotland, it’s known as Claggum, whereas in Wales it’s called Loshin du or Taffi Triog. And who can forget the classic toffee apple, which originated in Newark, Lincolnshire.
There are so many regional variations but pretty much everyone loves wrapping potatoes in foil and placing them in the fire.
If you are looking for something a little special and grown up – I’d try Jamie Oliver’s Beef & Barley Bun with Horseradish – which is finger food with a difference. Described by Jamie as “A perfect parcel of slow-cooked beef in red wine, wrapped in a delicate soft bun – incredible!”
Rocket Sausages. Why not use our new Red Devil Sausages? They are a Chorizo style sausages using free range pork with added paprika for that burst of flavour and to give a mild heat. See our amazing range of sausage bangers here.
Catherine wheel toad-in-the-hole with honey & mustard onions. Perfect for a cold autumnal evening, this combination of sausage and Yorkshire pudding in a pretty coiled design is sure to be a family hit.
London has lots of organised firework displays which can be a great way to take the family to celebrate without having to organise things yourself. Wherever you are going of course – do be safe.
There is also A Guy Fawkes tour that looks beyond the fireworks. Rebel Tours provide a child-friendly walking tour through Westminster which will delve into the real story behind the renowned Gunpowder Plot that took place in 1605, offering insights beyond the annual fireworks and bonfires.