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Bonfire Night Baking Ideas

Here at Little Secrets Clothing we love bonfire night, and that means firework displays, toasty bonfires, melting marshmallows by the bonfire, sticky toffee apples and more scrumptious food!
The tradition of Bonfire Night dates back to 1605, when Guy (Guido) Fawkes was part of something called the Gunpowder Plot. This was a plan to blow up King James I and his government on 5 November.
However Guy's plot was rumbled, and he and his supporters were arrested and executed.
These days we remember the event by setting off fireworks and lighting bonfires to burn the 'Guy' - a kind of dummy figure that represents Fawkes.

One of our favourite things to do here at Little secrets is EAT. So we thought we would make a blog about some amazing bonfire night recipes that we will definitely be cooking up this bonfire night!

To start off the list of treats we have;

S'mores dips, a personal favourite with Nutella instead of chocolate, it's a sized-up, super chocolatey twist on the classic American campfire treat, you're missing out if you haven't tried it yet! Find the recipe here. We also think you should try some banoffee s'mores, banana, marshmallow fluff, lots and lots of melted Nutella and some toffee. 

Nothing beats the crunch of a toffee apple on a crisp autumnal evening, and these taste so much better than shop bought. All you need is; 8 Granny Smith apples
400g golden caster sugar, 1 tsp vinegar, 4 tbsp golden syrup.

Buffalo hot dogs!! Perfect for movie nights in or to take to the bonfire party.  Take yours to the next level with some cheese, hot sauce, pork scratchings sprinkled on top, crispy fried onions and some mayo. You won't regret giving it a try!

Cheesy bonfire bread is another love of ours, perfect fun to make with the kids, all you need is; 200g wholemeal flour 200g plain flour, plus extra for dusting, 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 2 tsp cream of tartar, 1 tsp salt,1 tsp caster sugar,25g butter melted, 300ml milk at room temperature, 175g cheddar coarsely grated,3 tbsp pumpkin, seeds, 85g ready-roasted pepper from a jar, drained and chopped. And you are ready to go with the perfect bonfire night bread!

We have a lot of favourites but this is a perfect drink for everybody! Slow cooker hot chocolate! Add a bit of baileys it is an adults only party or different kinds of liquor, yummy. Add marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles for the perfect finish. I mean, who couldn't love this? Or try a Hazelnut cream hot chocolate, recipe here. Some more hot chocolate flavours are: Mint, Orange, marshmallow, toffee, vanilla and coconut.

Something perfect for the kids is, Toffee popcorn bark, made from 200g milk chocolate,200g white chocolate, 2 x 30g bags toffee popcorn. Who couldn't love the sound of that!

More favourites... Nutella hot chocolate and Nutella s'mores, Fish pie jacket potatoes, flaming rum punch, Fire baked potatoes with sour cream and chive and salsa, spiced pumpkin muffins with cream cheese icing. All these scrumptious recipes can be found here.

We at Little Secrets hope you feel more prepared for bonfire night parties with these recipes. 

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Little secrets x


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