bonfire night

November 6, 2010 at 9:28 pm 13 comments


pretty sparklers, lovely friends and Jenny’s apple crumble with custard. Perfect.

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  • 1. MarkWillis  |  November 7, 2010 at 6:27 am

    What, no parkin? My wife is from Lancashire, and she tells me that parkin is a traditional bonfire night delicacy in that part of the world…(Have you ever made any?)

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  • 2. nina - tabiboo  |  November 7, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Apple crumble – yum. And with custard too – most definitely warming and all the better for…..

    Nina xxx

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  • 3. Rufus  |  November 7, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Why is it in so many restaurants they seem surprised to be asked for custard with apple crumble?
    Perhaps because they prefer the easy way out and just get cream out of the fridge

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  • 4. Nip it in the bud  |  November 7, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Mark – I haven’t ever made Parkin. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever sampled it even though I lived in Lanacashire for 3 years as a student. I hear it tastes better the longer you leave it.

    Nina – the humble crumble – one of the best puds there is. Jenny’s had a lovely crunchy topping from a sprinkling of muesli

    Rufus – do you know, I think you’re right. Let’s face it no chef could ever beat mum-made crumbles eaten curled up on the sofa with a fire roaring

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  • 5. Jenny  |  November 7, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    What a lovely evening…Fran looked at this on his phone and thought Rosy was me!!

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  • 6. Choclette  |  November 7, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Oh those sparklers make fab pictures – sounds like a fun evening.

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  • 7. Jacqueline  |  November 7, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Wow, a great night! Why didn’t I think of pudding?

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  • 8. Mal  |  November 7, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Potatoes baked (burnt) in the bonfire embers marked the culinary highpoint of year!

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  • 9. Simon  |  November 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Brings back many happy memories, sparlkers, the baked (burned) homegrown potatoes from out he bonfire, mum’s baked apples with raisins ans sultanas and a sip of something warming. Lovely

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  • 10. Nip it in the bud  |  November 8, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Jen – bless your kooky husband and his poor eyesight! {wink}

    Choc – the squeals from the girls made me wish we had more

    Jac – and just the right pudding it was too following a lovely hearty autumnal stew. No we couldn’t move after!

    Mal – good times!

    Simon – I see a popular theme emerging – potatoes, apples… We had some liquor chocolates too – does that count for a little something warming?

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  • 11. BitterSweet  |  November 10, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Stunning photos! Love those action shots- The trails of light from the sparklers are unreal.

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  • 12. UK lass in US  |  November 10, 2010 at 4:36 am

    That does look perfect. I haven’t made apple crumble in years – I’ll have to remedy that…

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  • 13. Nip it in the bud  |  November 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Hannah – I have G to thank for those. He managed to work out how to set the slower shutter speed. Mine were either pitch black or so bright it looked like afternoon!

    UK lass – crumbles real home comfort food isn’t it. What’s the US equivalent?

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