I know what you’re thinking: Bonfire Night is over. You don’t need Bonfire Night recipes any more. What you need are recipes for aspirational homemade gifts, chutney and festive spirits. Then you can file them away till a week before Christmas, when you’ll remember your good intentions, panic and sweep round the shops buying novelty socks, […]

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Cinder toffee

It’s nearly Bonfire Night, so don your asbestos gloves, strap on your safety goggles and prepare to glue your jaws together with a big lump of cinder toffee. Recipe here at The Dabbler.

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Red pork puffs

On November 14, 2010 By

Red pork puffs

So, having made the Pork crackling and peanut brittle, I was left with a chunk of tender roast pork belly, glistening with piggy juice and thickly veined with fat. I had a choice: take it off somewhere quiet and private with a pot of mustard and a good supply […]

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Pork crackling and peanut brittle

There are few things that aren’t improved by pork, even dessert. Last week I was going to a Bonfire Night party and had offered to bring pudding. Specifically, I’d offered to bring cake. But I’m unreliable and my imagination, once it has got hold of […]

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Bonfire Night gingerbread

If you find yourself in need of a gingerbread recipe in the next month or so (well, it was Bonfire Night yesterday and Christmas lurks on the horizon like a sluggish winter sun), then head over to The Dabbler for a very fine recipe written by my humble […]

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Mulled cider

On November 5, 2009 By

Mulled cider

There are strict rules about mulling booze at Gin and Crumpets Towers:

1) Booze may only be mulled between 1st November and 31st December.
2) It is forbidden to mull wine before the 1st December.
3) Following the flaming pot incident, a damp tea towel must […]

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Holywake Bake Cake

On November 3, 2009 By

Holywake bake cake

Bonfire Night and gingerbread go together like Bonfire Night and toffee apples or Bonfire Night and candy floss or Bonfire Night and anything involving a great deal of sugar. It’s probably all the excitement of burning Catholics and frightening dogs that has people craving a […]

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