Bonfire night is always something we look forward to, we love getting dressed up warmly and watching fireworks, but bonfire night wouldn’t be the same without the food!
Soup is something which is always amazing to have on a cold night to warm you up and this is one of our favourites, its perfect for this time of year. Here is what you need to make our Bonfire butternut soup:
1 teaspoon of Harrissa red curry paste
1 butternut squash peeled, deseeded and cubed
cooked chicken pieces or prawns or nothing if you are a veggie!
1 tin of coconut milk
a handful of fresh coriander
1 red chilli finely chopped
2 spring onions finely chopped
2 pints of chicken or vegetable stock
In a large saucepan dry fry curry paste until the flavour releases, add cubed butternut squash coating in the paste. Add in the stock and simmer until the butternut squash becomes tender. Next either add the mixture into a blender and blitz until smooth, or you can also use a hand held blender. Put back into the pan, add the chicken or prawns and warm through. Add coconut milk, bring to a gentle simmer and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with side garnish of coriander, spring onions and red chilli.
Toasted marshmallows are something I always associate with Bonfire night, there is nothing nicer then a melted marshmallow, these S’mores brownies are literally amazing!!
To make them you need..
FOR THE BASE:
200g digestive biscuits
125g unsalted butter
FOR THE BROWNIE:
115g unsalted butter
120g dark chocolate (chopped)
190g soft light brown sugar
130g caster sugar
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
0.5 tsp salt
140g plain flour
FOR THE TOPPING:
400g large Marshmallows
Pre heat the oven to 160, gas mark 3.
Line your baking tray leaving plenty excess at the top.
Place all the biscuits in a mixing bowl and crush into small crumbs then place into a medium bowl.
Melt the butter in the microwave then pour into the biscuit crumbs. Stir through making sure all crumbs are covered.
Place the butter and dark chocolate in a bowl and melt together until smooth. Transfer this into a medium mixing bowl and add the sugar, vanilla extract, salt and stir together. Add the eggs and beat to make a smooth batter. Add the flour and stir.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking tray and sprinkle biscuit crumbs on top.
Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Place the marshmallows in rows on top of the baked brownies and place back in the oven for a further 2-3 minutes. Make sure the excess foil is sticking up to stop the marshmallows dripping all over the place!
Then under the grill or using a cooks blow torch grill the marshmallows until crisp and golden. Allow to cool before cutting.
It wouldn’t be bonfire night without toffee apples, because we love chocolate so much we have gone for chocolate dipped apples this year! These are so fun and easy to make with friends and kids will love getting involved!
To make them you need..
Granny smith apples
You can use just about anything to decorate them with, we have done some dipped in melted marshmallows and crushed biscuits in keeping with the our S’mores brownies. we also made some with honey comb pieces and colourful sprinkles.
We hope you have a great bonfire night and that you enjoy giving some of our recipes a try!
Love M xx