The nights are starting to become very dark and gloomy but why not celebrate the fact winter’s here with bonfire night. Whether your heading to an event or just having a family gathering in your back garden, it’s great to dress up really snug, sip a few winter drinks and watch beautiful lights shining across the sky. We’ve had some great feedback from some people so I’ve got two great recipes to spice up your Bonfire night.
Look at this mouth watering corn produced by www.barfoots.co.uk: Sarah’s informed us that; “British sweetcorn is now in season, so is a great seasonal eat.” She’s sent us a fantastic Mexican recipe, to get some great flavours this winter. I will definitely be asking my mum to attempt this on the weekend. There’s no point me attempting it- awful cook.
Mexican Elotes (Serves 6)
Mexico’s finest street food! The humble corn on the cob is grilled then spread with a homemade sauce of cheese, chili, lime and mayonnaise.
· 6 corn on the cobs
· 80g mayonnaise
· 2 tablespoons sour cream
· ½ teaspoon chilli pepper, plus more for serving
· 2 teaspoons of juice from a lime
· Pinch of salt
· 60g grated cotija (Mexican cheese) or parmesan cheese if not available
· Lime wedges for serving
Prepare a medium hot grill
Grill corn until hot and lightly charred all over, 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the temperature of the grill. Meanwhile mix mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice salt and chill pepper.
Roll the corn cobs in mayonnaise mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and more chilli if desired and serve with a lime wedge.
YUMMY!! – Want a warm winter drink to wash it down with? With thanks to Nick Strangeway he’s created this cocktail for Badger Ales which is historically inspired, but has been very modernised by the mixed of beer and contemporary spirits.
Badger Ales Cocktail
“Braconnier is reminiscent of old ale flips which traditionally combined spiced Cognac with sugar and ale warmed with a hot poker from a fireplace. We’re not suggesting using a poker to warm your beer, but the flavours found in Badger’s Poacher’s Choice of liquorice and damson, when added to Cognac and mulled wine spices, create a contemporary twist on an old favourite.”
Ingredients for Braconnier
2 heaped tsp brown sugar
1 tsp ground mulled wine spices
½ bottle of Badger’s Poacher’s Choice
Gently warm on a stove and strain into pre-warmed half-pint glasses. Garnish with a clove-studded orange wedge.