It's almost time for Guy Fawkes night, and cosying up with some fuss-free crowd-friendly meals is our favourite way to celebrate.
From heartwarming slow beef stew, which you could cook the night before then just reheat when you're ready, to a sumptuous pop-it-all-in-the-oven crumble that everyone can help themselves to. These Bonfire Night recipe ideas are sure to ignite your tastebuds!
On a frosty night, there's nothing we love more than tucking into a heart-warming chilli. Our no-fuss dish is cooked in the slow cooker for a delicious, deep flavour with minimal effort. Serve this Bonfire Night classic with jacket potatoes and coleslaw.
toad in the hole
Who doesn't love bangers and Yorkies? This British comfort classic is a great winter warmer. Try our firework-themed Catherine Wheel toad in the hole to really get into the Bonfire Night spirit.
PAK CHOI MISO BROTH
Warming, wholesome and with just the right amount of spice, this noodle soup is sure to keep you warm while out watching fireworks in the cold. Miso, chilli, ginger, tofu and mushrooms are combined to form a base for this warming one-pot-wonder. Try ladling it into mugs so you can enjoy it while outside watching the fireworks!
A hearty stew is the perfect way to bundle up and stay warm in the cold, dark evenings of early winter. Our slow-cooked beef in ale is great as you can whip it up ahead of time then leave it in the oven to do its thing. 15 mins before serving, make your buttered croûtes and add to the dish for the perfect toasted nibbles to mop up all that lovely, rich sauce!
Cheese, leek and potato pie
You can't go wrong with a pie - and this cheese, leek and potato version is no exception! Don't panic if you've never made a pie before; our recipe only takes five easy steps. We've also used our ready-made pastry so you won't need to make your own. You could also try making this recipe into little handheld pasties to take along to the fireworks!
You've simply got to have bangers on Fireworks Night - the clue's in the name, afterall!
We love ours in this cassoulet recipe - sausages (we've used veggie ones), veg and haricot beans baked in a rich tomato sauce. The breadcrumbs add texture and crunch!
Sweet, sticky and lightly spiced, parkin is a Bonfire Night classic across the north of England - especially Yorkshire. Made with black treacle and oats, this bronze traybake gets better the longer you leave it in its tin. Bake a tray of this three days before Bonfire Night for the perfect sticky parkin!
Comforting apple crumble
Soft fruit and a crunchy top help make this traditional autumnal crumble the perfect dessert to treat your guests to. The dish serves 12 and it will be ready to eat in 50 minutes.
Like a hug in a bowl, who can resist a steaming spoonful of homemade rice pudding? Put in the oven before the fireworks commence then serve between in the breaks between the shows to keep everyone warm.