Its Bon Fire Night here in the UK. The night when all over the country people light bonfires and shoot off fireworks to commemorate Guy Fawkes failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in the year 1605. You can read more about that here. Its also a night when people like to enjoy bonfire types of foods, like sausages (bangers), hot soups, and hearty cakes like parkin and gingerbread.
I thought I would make us a tasty Sticky Ginger Lemon Drizzle Cake to commemorate the night. Its not actually one of my favourite nights to be out and about. Mitzie gets really bothered with the fireworks and is afraid, and so we prefer to stay in and keep her company. We do watch the fireworks from the window and its always nice to enjoy a treat while we are doing it.
Oh boy but this is some good. Sticky and moist. Dare I say scrummy? Who needs a bonfire and fireworks when you can get stuck into a tasty treat like this. Its well worth staying home and cuddling the dog instead. AND its one of those cakes that improves upon sitting. *Nom *Nom!
Not that it will be sitting around for very long!
*Sticky Ginger Lemon Drizzle Cake*Makes 12 slices
Happy Bonfire Night! Stay safe!! Bon Appetit!