...the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder and treason
Should ever be forgot.
We never forget it and we have our own bonfire night traditions.
1) Sausages for supper. Today we had chorizo-style sausage stew with chick peas and roasted peppers. I forgot to take a picture though.
Dense and sticky, it improves and gets stickier with age. Mary Berry is my baking goddess. She is much more reliable than Nigella and less tooth-achingly extravagant. You can find this recipe for gingerbread traybake in her Ultimate Cake Book.
I copied it into my recipe book.
My tray bake tin is about 13 inches by 9 inches and 1-2 inches deep.
NB The quantity of milk is 4 tablespoons :o)
3) Christmas preparations. Those of you who guessed I was getting ready to make Christmas cake, pudding and mincemeat were correct.
I will be baking my Christmas cake tomorrow (also from Mary Berry's book). Today the fruit has been put to soak overnight in brandy.
4) Fireworks. The children and I splashed (it's been raining all day here) over to the rugby ground to watch their display. They put on a spectacular show and I was able to try out the 'fireworks' setting on my camera.
Hmmm....I'm not sure about it.
They were better in the flesh (so to speak).
Those of you not from the UK may well be wondering what on earth Bonfire Night is. It is also known as Guy Fawkes Night. Find out more here.