With autumn well and truly upon us, we know it can be tempting to stay indoors now that it’s a little chillier. However, It’s the perfect time of year to dig your coats and gloves out of the wardrobe, pop on an extra layer and enjoy the magic of Bonfire Night with your children.
Why not indulge in a few special treats during the displays, such as one of our favourite Bonfire Night food ideas?
Easy-peasy toffee apple recipe
Toffee apples are a real hit with children and a bit of a tradition for lots of parents too. This autumn classic is ideal for making a batch up a couple of hours in advance, so they are cooled and ready to eat, in time to enjoy during the display. Ingredients you will need are: 6 apples (granny smiths are good but any kind will do), 300g demerara sugar, 3 tbsp golden syrup, 25g salted butter, 1.5 tbsp cider vinegar, lolly sticks or skewers, red food colouring (optional). Here’s how you make them:
- Wash the apples, place a stick through each one and put these to one side.
- Gently dissolve the sugar, syrup and butter in a low heat pan along with 75ml of water.
- Stir your vinegar through and then bring your mixture to the boil.
- Cook your mixture for approximately 6 minutes until you’ve got a toffee consistency. At this stage you can add a few drops of red food colouring if you wish.
- If you’re not sure if it’s ready, you can test it by popping a small amount of your mixture into water. If it hardens, you’re ready for the next step.
- Take your toffee mix away from the heat and dip your apples in until they are entirely covered, but be careful as this mixture will be red hot! Leave them to cool on a lined baking tray for a few minutes then put them in the fridge to set.
- They will be ready to take along to the fireworks display in no time and will no doubt be thoroughly enjoyed by big kids and little kids alike…
Other Bonfire Night recipes
As well as tasty sweet treats, how about these fantastic Bonfire Night food ideas to keep little ones toasty at the firework display? Mini cornish pasties on page 35 are not only a warming and hearty snack but are ultra convenient too! Simply wrap warmed pasties individually in foil to take along with you to the fireworks display.
One of our other favourite Bonfire Night recipe ideas is to fill up a flask with our delicious, nutritious and easy-to-make minestrone soup on page 15 for everyone to enjoy.
Healthy eating recipes for young children
At Toad Hall, we put healthy eating at the heart of everything we do as we believe it is absolutely vital for the development of young children. We are strongly committed to providing the right nutrition for your child to help them thrive with all of our recipes and menus meeting the Children’s Food Trust’s “Eat Better, Start Better” guidelines.
For healthy recipes your children will love, take a look at our Parent Recipe Book. It’s packed with a wide range of dishes that are nutritionally balanced and designed for children to enjoy every day and might just inspire some Bonfire Night food ideas of your own.