The dark nights are closing in and it feels like winter.
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Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...
A strange ritual in Britain, where we remember a night in 1605 when Guy Fawkes used 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Houses of Parliament, to kill King James I and restore a Catholic government to power.
We burn fires with a guy (effigy of guy fawkes) sitting proudly atop and fire rockets into the sky.
As children was learned the rhyme and asked for a "penny for the guy".
We remember, I don't know why, but it's great fun!
We wrap up warmly in woolly scarves, hats & gloves and join the procession heading to our local park, to listen to loud music, watch the fires sizzling and ohhhh and ahhhh as each rocket explodes in a noisy, colourful sparkle in the sky.
Soup, baked potatoes, toffee apples.........
Hand held treats are required!
Simple puff pastry parcels filled with a savoury filling of veggie haggis, peas and sweetcorn, with an optional hit of flavour from wholegrain mustard.
- 1 veggie haggis
- 1 packet puff pastry
- ½ cup frozen peas
- ½ cup frozen sweetcorn
- 2-3 tbsp wholegrain mustard
- a splosh of milk or soya milk
1. Take your puff pastry out of the fridge to allow it to come to room temperature.2. Preheat the oven to 190c /170c/375f /Gas Mark 5.3. Roll your pastry on a lightly floured board until it is quite thin.4. Use a saucer or small cereal bowl to cut circles out of the pastry. 5. On on half of the pastry add a filling of veggie haggis and a scattering of frozen peas and sweetcorn. If you want to, you can spread some mustard on the pastry first. 6. Wet the edges of the circle with water and foldvthe half with no filling over the half with filling. Press down the edges and crimp with your fingers,.7. Slash the top of each puff a couple of times to let steam out and pop onto a baking tray.8. Brush each puff with milk or an egg wash and bake for 20 minutes until the puffs are beautiful and golden.
Yield: 6-8 puffs
The beauty of using veggie haggis in these puffs is that it doesn't need to be cooked first, you can just scoop it out of it's packet. If you cannot find any veggie haggis, you can make your own, you can find the recipe over at Green Gourmet Giraffe.
Check out my Bonfire Feast over at Baby Centre. 16 bonfire night treats to tempt your tastebuds on bonfire night.
Happy Bonfire Night everyone!