Bonfire Night Recipes

recipes perfect from bonfire night warm and tasty

Bonfire Night is the perfect time for getting together with family and friends under a blanket of stars to watch the fireworks above. Guy Fawkes Night wouldn’t be the same without warming food. After enjoying the stunning firework displays, comfort meals are great to come home to.

Bonfire Night is the perfect excuse to enjoy some of the delicious autumnal food. Following are five recipes you should try with your family and friends this 5th of November:

Bonfire Toffee


Also known as cinder toffee and treacle toffee, this recipe dates back to the 1830s, and while nobody knows why it has become synonymous with Fireworks Night, it’s smoky taste may have something to do with it.



  • 450g dark brown sugar
  • 115g golden syrup
  • 115g black treacle
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 120ml water


This will make about 500g of Bonfire Toffee.


  1. Butter a square tin to begin. Make sure that it reaches into all of the corners.
  2. Get a steel sauce pan and use it to dissolve the water and sugar over a low heat. Once they are dissolved, add all the remaining ingredients and increase the heat to a boiling temperature. It would be a good idea to get a toffee or sugar thermometer so that you can be sure that the mixture is boiled to 140°C.
  3. It will take 20-45 minutes to reach that temperature. Once that temperature is reached, pour the toffee into the tin you prepared and leave it to naturally cool.
  4. Remove the toffee from the tin once it is cold and then break it with a toffee hammer.

Bonfire Night CupCakes


These delicious cupcakes are perfect for celebrating Bonfire Night. They are a great snack to nibble on while you are enjoying the fireworks.



  • 110g margarine
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons full fat milk
  • 110g self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 110g caster sugar


This will make about 12 Bonfire Night cupcakes.



  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4 or 180°C. Get a 12-hole muffin tin. Make sure it has the paper cases.
  2. Beat together the sugar and margarine in a large mixing bowl until the mixture becomes pale.
  3. Beat the eggs one at a time until each one becomes creamy. Then add the vanilla extract. Fold in the flour and slowly add the milk so that a smooth mixture is created. Divide evenly between the 12 paper cases. Make sure to fill them only half way.
  4. Now bake in the preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the cupcakes are risen and golden. Then remove them from the oven and allow them to cool naturally. Afterwards, decorate according to your preferences.

Winter Salad Bowl

a colourful winter salad bowl recipe by ghengis fireworks

With triple mustard casserole and creamy sausage, this recipe is simply delicious. It is a satisfying comfort food that will keep you warm this Bonfire Night.



  • 100g pumpkin seeds
  • 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red cabbage, very thinly sliced and core removed
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 200g spinach leaves, thinly sliced and washed
  • 2 large coarsely grated carrots
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 6 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried chili flakes



  1. Use a dry frying pan to lightly toast the pumpkin seeds.
  2. Place the pumpkin seeds, pepper, cabbage, onion, spinach, and carrots in a bowl and toss them together.
  3. Use a separate bowl to whisk together honey, chili, olive oil, and red wine vinegar.
  4. Season with freshly ground black paper and salt and pour the dressing over the salad. Mix thoroughly and then put it in a serving bowl.

Red Velvet Bonfire Cake

Delecious and soft red velvet cake recipe for bonfire night partys ghengis fireworks

Mixing new with old, Red Velvet Bonfire Cake is a recreation of the traditional recipe with a modern twist.



  • 300g golden caster sugar
  • 20g butter
  • 20g sifted cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 230g buttermilk
  • 300g sifted plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food color paste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt



  1. Grease two cake tins and preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5 or 170°C.
  2. Cream the sugar and butter until fluffy and light. Use a food processor for best results.
  3. Add the eggs one by one.
  4. Add the flour in three goes, alter it with buttermilk and mix it continuously. Be sure to start and end with the flour.
  5. Add the cocoa, vanilla extract, and salt.
  6. Add the food color paste until the mixtures starts to show a dusky red tint.
  7. Mix the bicarbonate of soda and vinegar together and add to the mixture.
  8. Finally, spread the mixture between the two cake tins evenly and bake it for about 20 minutes.

Ultimate Hot Chocolate

Bonfire night ultime hot chocolate recipe ghengis fireworks

This is a Bonfire Night special recipe that will surely change your perspective on hot chocolate. It’s easy to make, delicious, and perfect for all family members.



  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 150g cocoa powder
  • 200g finely chopped dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 75g malted milk powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)



  1. Start by splitting the vanilla pod lengthways. Then scrape out the seeds and add them to a 1-liter resealable jar. Also, add the remaining ingredients (except milk).
  2. Tightly secure the lid and shake the jar well so that all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
  3. For each mug of hot chocolate, heat about 250ml milk to almost boiling temperature. Then mix in 3 teaspoons hot chocolate mixture and simmer.
  4. Next, stir it for about 3-5 minutes until it is thickened. Put it into a mug and if you prefer, top it with a marshmallow.


There is nothing quite liking warming up with comfortable and warm food before, during, and after watching the amazing fireworks with family and friends. The above-listed are some recommended Fireworks Night recipes that will be embedded in your happy memories for years to come.