Bonfire Night is the perfect excuse to add a bit of a bang to your baking, and a great opportunity to really embrace autumnal flavours. The truth is that the 5th November is already strongly associated with a number of tastes, and each year is just another excuse to whip up traditional Bonfire Night goodies that your customers will enjoy, time and time again. From classic Bonfire Night recipes that bring home the smells and tastes of this special day, to traditional bakes with an added twist, we’ve found several fantastic treats that will get you thinking all about roaring bonfires, dazzling firework displays and of course, that great-tasting, Bonfire Night food.
1. Sticky Yorkshire Parkin
Probably the bake most affiliated with Bonfire Night, Yorkshire Parkin is a delicious sponge cake with a gentle kick of spice and ginger. This subtle, tangy cake has been given its unique stickiness from treacle and golden syrup, making it an indulgent bake with a bang! This recipe creates a delightful pomegranate compote to serve alongside your Yorkshire Parkin. How lovely!
2. Treacle pecan tarts
Treacle is big during this time of year. This dark, sweet and sticky treat isn’t just found in the bags of trick or treaters or dished out as broken pieces of heaven. Adding this sticky treat into your baking can turn a classic cake into a Bonfire Night delight, like it has with this tempting treacle pecan tart. Serve to your customers by the slice with a side of vanilla ice cream or clotted cream.
3. Roasted treacle toffee bananas
We all know apples are the staple Bonfire Night fruit to coat in sugar and indulge in, but who says we can’t opt for bananas as an unusual alternative? These are the sophisticated toffee-coated treat that will amaze your customers. Roasting them on a BBQ gives a distinct treacle taste with the banana’s familiar soft texture; sell as a takeaway snack wrapped in foil to lock in the oozing brown-sugary centre. Yum!
4. Bourbon butterscotch toffee apples
If you want a treat that’s truly indulgent, then look no further than these rich bourbon butterscotch toffee apples, and, the best thing is that they’re really easy to make! Mix whisky or bourbon, golden syrup, butter, sugar and double cream for your apple’s divine, flavoursome and scrumptious coating. A crunchy yet exquisite treat for adults, what’s not to like?
5. Banoffee s’mores
To diversify your offering, why not incorporate one of Bonfire Night’s most favoured traditions into a bake? Alongside roasted marshmallows, a treat traditionally enjoyed around a fire are s’mores. Usually, these sweet snacks consist of soft marshmallow sandwiched between two pieces of cracker and chocolate. Taking inspiration from this American-style treat, why not make these mouth-watering banoffee s’mores? Swap the crackers for soft oat biscuits, place marshmallows on top, drizzle toffee sauce over and top with banana. Serve warm for added deliciousness.
6. Catherine wheel cookies
For bakes that will catch your customers’ attention, these Catherine wheel-inspired biscuits will do exactly that. Using classic biscuit dough cut into circles, the hardest part is decorating these sweet snacks with colourful icing spirals. Why not experiment with a variety of icing colours on each biscuit or add food colouring to the mixture for added brightness?
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