We have a great range of ideas and inspiration to enjoy at home this Bonfire Night 2020, whether you're celebrating over a weekend or lighting up the sky (and the dinner table) on Thursday 5th November itself. Treat yourself to a little recipe inspiration. 




Chilli Chick 'Sticks

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Chilli Chicken Drumsticks

These bonfire night drumsticks are just the thing for the cold weather...drum them up and enjoy on 5th November.

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Cauliflower Fritters

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Cauliflower Fritters

This simple cauliflower fritters recipe is a great way of getting the kids to eat their veggies on bonfire night.

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Bean Tacos

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Refried Bean Tacos

A vegetarian twist on a Mexican classic. Bonfiery flavours make it a big hit in autumn and they're quick and easy to make.

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Marshmallows

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Sparkling Marshmallows

Marshmallows get even better when they're smothered in chocolate and dipped in sprinkles. These will go down really well as finger food for the fireworks.

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Why Do We Celebrate Bonfire Night?

It all started on 5th November, 1605...

On the night that the Gunpowder Plot was foiled and Guy Fawkes was arrested as he guarded explosives underneath the House of Lords, Londoners took to the streets and lit bonfires to celebrate the safety of King James I. An act was passed that made this day a public day of thanksgiving.

Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder treason and plot.
We see no reason,
Why gunpowder treason,
Should ever be forgot.

Even when the ‘Observance of 5th November Act’ was reversed, Gunpowder Treason Day - now known as Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes Night or Fireworks Night - became a popular part of the calendar, and is now a popular autumn event that many families and communities celebrate with a bonfire, fireworks display and popular traditional food.