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Guy Fawkes

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

This evening we will be celebrating Guy Fawkes night, Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes was  arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot’s failure. Cited Source

Before we visit our local Bonfire and Fireworks display I decided to make a Bonfire Night inspired menu for dinner.

The main course is Guinea Fowl coated in Gunpowder hot garlic pickle by Carved Angel (Full review to follow, I served this with a simple bistro salad, everyone was fighting over the blackened flavoured skin.

Dessert was a Campfire Cupcake which was adapted from a recipe I found in a magazine a couple of years ago.


140g light muscovado sugar

50g cocoa powder (I used Green & Blacks)

100g self raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

3 eggs

120ml vegetable oil

3 tbsp milk

70g milk chocolate chips

Mini marshmallows to cover cakes


Preheat the oven to 180C.

In a mixing bowl add the sugar, flour, cocoa and baking powder.

Whisk in the eggs, vegetable oil and milk  until well combined.

Add the milk chocolate chips and stir until evenly distributed.

Place large cupcake cases into a 12-hole bun tin (I use a muffin tin).

Divide the mixture between the cases, then bake for 18 – 20 mins until cooked through.

Once cooled arrange the marshmallows over the tops of the cakes (I find it easier to mix a little bit of icing to ensure the marshmallows stick to the cakes.

Heat the grill to medium and pop the cakes under it until the marshmallows are lightly browned.