Find traditional Bonfire Night recipes such as cinder toffee and sausage stews, as well as winter soups, hot puddings and warm drinks to keep you warm while you watch the fireworks.
This drinking chocolate tastes so luxurious and is made from the simplest of ingredients. Use a best quality dark chocolate bar for this, preferably organic, with at least 70% cocoa solids.
For many, traditional apple pie is the ultimate Bramley dish, and this quick and easy version is as simple as could be. Bramley’s unique taste and 'melt in the mouth' texture make it the cook’s choice, especially for pies and crumbles.
With its firm texture, haddock makes an excellent pie filling, especially when teamed with cider, potatoes and prawns. Try serving with steamed savoy cabbage and chunky carrots.
Hearty fish steaks baked with garlic, tomatoes and herbs make a dish redolent of the Mediterranean coast. Try serving with rice or crusty bread and a green salad, or a side dish of green vegetables such as Roasted Asparagus with Caramelised Shallot Dressing or Braised Fennel (both on this website).
Raisins, cinnamon and cloves give this drink a festive aroma – perfect for a chilly evening.
This creamy fish pie tastes luxurious but is relatively low in fat. Pungent capers and gherkins have long been favourite flavourings in Britain and bring piquant contrast to the mild, comforting tastes and textures of fish, eggs and potato.
This is an easy way to spice up a shop bought drinking chocolate mix. Add more or less of each ingredient, depending on taste. Serve with whipped cream and enjoy.
Finally, a vegan hot chocolate recipe that actually tastes good! For best results, use plain soya milk.
This is hot chocolate with vanilla-flavoured vodka and amaretto. It keeps you warm on a cold day.
This recipe is so simple and so delicious. Not the best for calorie counters but the boys in my flat share LOVE IT!
Delicious, bite size toffee that is easy to make, and also makes a great gift. A toffee slab is coated with chocolate and walnuts, then broken into pieces.
My mum made this every Christmas and had to hide it from us kids.
This toffee tastes wonderful and takes about 15 minutes to make. My sister and I did three batches in an hour one year for Christmas. I use a cast iron frying pan and sometimes just a few of the almonds to help gauge the readiness.
Toffee base, melted chocolate over that with crushed walnuts on top.
An apple pie with a thin layer of toffee over the apples. It's great!
For my family, Bonfire Night isn't complete without a slice or two of sticky parkin. Let this sit for a few days before serving for best results.
A nice and easy cheese soup that the whole family will enjoy. Ideal for any situation.
A tasty apple dessert for kids as a treat. It's just apple with sauces and other treats including ice cream and sweets - good maybe for a party. It's yummy and tasty and easy to make.
Made this as an experiment and everyone loves it. Very sweet but nice with ice cream. Made the dough in my breadmaker so depending on your setting times depends on the cooking time. Any kind of sweet can be used but don't advise jelly sweets :) just as long as it melts and doesnt go hard and chewy. People turned their noses up when I suggested sweet pizza but people in my work were surprised....
This is a delightfully easy, rich, Mexican cake made with sweetcorn and sweetened with condensed milk.