Whether you’re about to head out in to the damp cold November air, or returning with faces alight with the wonders of the fireworks they’ve seen, coming up trumps on the best Bonfire Night yummy treats is essential.
Get the gathering off to a warming start by heating through your favourite autumnal soup and serving alongside a platter of hearty filling pork pies. The combination is one not to be missed. Whilst our cutting pork pies have their place, our individual snacking pork pies are the perfect pie for this job. Easy to hold in little hands with a mug of warming soup in the other.
However, don’t let your Bonfire Night Family Treats stop there. Once they’ve had their warming fill of soup and pork pie, let them loose on these delicious Bonfire Cupcakes. Easy to make in advance, you can even get the kids in on the baking action.
Makes approximately 15
165g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
175g caster sugar
Ready-made buttercream frosting
Orange food colouring
Orange Matchmaker Chocolate Sticks
Preheat oven to 160˚C.
Line muffin trays with cupcake liners.
In a food processor, cream the butter and sugar.
Add the beaten eggs mixing until combined.
Add the self-raising flour, cocoa and baking powder. Continue to mix until all the ingredients are completely combined.
Using a spoon, fill each cupcake case approximately half full.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes until well-risen and spring back to touch.
Leave to cool on a cooling rack.
Add a few drops of orange food colouring to the ready-made butter cream. Swirl the colouring through the icing taking care not to fully combine (you are looking for a marbled effect).
Place a teaspoon of icing roughly in the centre of each cake.
Break up the Matchmakers in to uneven lengths. Pile up over the icing like a bonfire.
Serve and Enjoy!
Once bellies are full, head out once more to enjoy the family favourite of marshmallows toasted on the bonfire. Borrowing the American tradition, S’mores make a practical method of enjoying toasted marshmallows when cold hands, darkness, and tired children are in the mix.
To enjoy S’mores simply arm yourself with plain chocolate coated digestive biscuits, marshmallows and sticks suitable for toasting (longer sticks work better, preventing smoke in eyes and children being too close to the fire). Place a marshmallow firmly on the end of each stick and let the children toast their marshmallows, with supervision. To serve, take one digestive, place the marshmallow on top, place another biscuit chocolate side down over the marshmallow, and pull out the stick. Happy, smiley kids and sticky marshmallow combined!
Whether you’re planning to enjoy Bonfire Night at home, or heading to one of Yorkshire’s many bonfire and firework night events, be sure to have plenty of tasty family friendly treats on hand.