Posted 5th November 2010 by Caroline Gosney
"Remember, remember the 5th of November" is the chant you will hear for much of this week. Bonfire night is a celebration beloved by young and old and an excuse to indulge in some much loved seasonal recipes.
Fireworks night is the annual commemoration marking the failure of The Gunpowder Plot of 5 November 1605. Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, plotted to blow up the House of Parliament and overthrow the king. Up and down the country people will gather to watch fireworks displays and build bonfires upon which effigies of Guy Fawkes are burnt.
To add another little seasonal touch to the festivities, it's British Sausage Week and what better excuse to indulge in some delicious sausage recipes when you're all wrapped up on bonfire night? Strictly for adults these Beer Cooked Sausages And Onion Hotdogs are a new twist on the classic hotdog and are easy to eat whilst you watch the fireworks display. Fay Ripley's Sausage Rolls On The Run are easy to prepare and a great idea for children. If you're having dinner at home and don't want to eat with your fingers Apple and sausage One-pan Roast makes a quick and delicious meal before you head out to celebrate.
If sausages aren't top of your fireworks list menu then Beef and Guinness Casserole or Sweet Potatoes With Chilli Chorizo are guaranteed to warm you up. Finish it all off with traditional Apple Crumble or some Classic British Fudge for a delicious dessert on the move.
Happy bonfire night!