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There’s no food more synonymous with Bonfire Night than jacket potatoes! Historically, in the mid-19th century, jacket potatoes were sold on the streets by hawkers during the autumn and winter months and, in London, it was estimated that some 10 tons of baked potatoes were sold each day by this method! Common fillings include cheese, beans, tuna mayo or chilli.
Nothing is more perfect to eat on a cold night in front of the bonfire than a large mug of warming soup. Soups can be made well in advance, then heated beforehand, and transported in a thermos. And there is an endless variety to choose from – we like pumpkin, butternut squash or leek & potato – yum!
Bangers and mash are quite delicious, as well as a quintessential British food. Thick, fat, sizzling sausages with creamy mash, veg, and lashings of onion gravy make this dish the perfect comfort food for bonfire night.
A perfect bonfire night food if you are feeding a crowd. A savoury mixture of lamb and veg, it’s topped with mashed potatoes and baked until a crispy, golden crust forms. For a meatless version, try a vegetarian shepherd’s pie or if you’d rather use ground beef instead of lamb, a cottage pie is a similar recipe.
Another fabulous Bonfire night food is Yorkshire Parkin, a cake traditionally made of oatmeal and black treacle. Or why not treat yourself to a toffee apple or some toasted marshmallows?
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