While fireworks are always quite the dazzling spectacle, not everyone is keen on celebrating the 5th of November with earsplitting explosions right on their doorstep. And handling the novelty dynamite certainly is not a good idea when children are gadding about.
Here’s a tasty, safe (and still pretty spectular) alternative way to remember old Fawkes — no noisy bangs, but plenty bright stuff. Kids’ll love it. Big kids, too.
These cookies are a surefire way to get the Bonfire Night party started; and they’re also just as perfect for Diwali and New Year’s.
To get started, whip up a batch of gingerbread. This recipe is easy for young ones to follow and the dough can cope with lots of handling. The ginger is a delicious autumnal flavour – yummy on a chilly night under the stars and showering sparks.
Next, mix up a palette of icing paints – simply sift icing sugar and add a little water plus food colouring. ( A combo of ultra-bright shades and metallic tones work great.)
Now for the decorating. Place a blob of icing in the middle of the cookies and use a spoon to blast outwards to make a firework burst.
Or dribble lines of icing to make a design.
On all, sprinkle lots of hundreds and thousands for extra shimmer.
Recipe (adapted) and images via nurturestore.co.uk.