Guy Fawkes’ Night is one of the best nights in the autumn calendar and while we love a good firework or two, we also love the Bonfire Night food!
There’s nothing better than being snuggled up in front of a bonfire with something warming and delicious to eat, and while we’ve already shown you how to throw the perfect Bonfire Night party, today we’re going to show you the best food to serve on Guy Fawkes’ Night.
So wrap up warm, start the bonfire, and get your taste buds tingling!
The weather is usually pretty cold by the 5th November so don’t serve anything that’s too tricky to unwrap without taking your gloves off.
Finger food like hot dogs are perfect as they’re warm, easy to eat with your fingers, and only take a couple of minutes to prepare. Top them off with fried onions and lashings of ketchup or mustard and then serve them on a cute hot dog stand like this for your guests to help themselves.
And if you’re eating outside, don’t bother with proper plates – hot dog sleeves like these will do fine and you won’t have to do any washing up afterwards!
Cheesy potato skins
Cheesy potato skins are another one of our favourite Guy Fawkes’ Night foods, and don’t take long to prepare. Here’s our quick step by step for this winning Bonfire Night recipe:
- Bake a batch of jacket potatoes in the microwave.
- Cut them in half and scoop all the potato out into a bowl.
- Mash it and mix it with salt, pepper, grated cheese and a little bit of butter.
- Put a spoonful of your potato mixture into each potato skin.
- Sprinkle an extra bit of grated cheese over the top and bake them in the oven until the potato skins go crispy and all the cheese has melted!
Needless to say, no Bonfire Night party food is complete without toffee apples! And if you’d like to have a go at making your own, making the toffee coating really isn’t as tricky as you’d think – just follow our easy recipe below.
What you need
- 400g golden caster sugar
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 4 tbsp golden syrup
- Toffee apple sticks
What to do
- Place your apples in a large bowl of boiling water to remove the waxy coating and help the caramel to stick. Dry them off, twist off the stalks, and push a toffee apple stick into each one.
- Cook your sugar and 100ml water over a medium heat for five minutes until the sugar dissolves.
- Stir in the vinegar and the syrup.
- Cook your mixture until the toffee hardens instantly when you pour it into a bowl of cold water (when you remove it, it should be brittle and easy to break).
- Dip each apple in the toffee and leave to cool before eating.
As for drinks, make sure they’re hot! Tea, coffee and hot chocolate will warm your insides perfectly and if you serve them in plastic mugs like this, you won’t have to worry about your favourite mugs getting smashed.
Add a splash of Bailey’s to get the party started with a boozy hot chocolate!
If you’re planning a Guy Fawkes’ Night party, head over to shop to browse our full range of Bonfire Night party supplies.
And for more autumn party ideas, check out:
- How to Throw the Perfect Bonfire Night Party
- How to Make a Chocolate Bonfire Cake
- How to Make S’Mores