Three-Ginger Bonfire Night Parkin (Sticky Gingerbread) with Vanilla-Apple Compote

Here in the UK we are coming up for the effigy-burning, firework-displaying extravaganza that is Guy Fawkes  Night. Also known as Bonfire Night, November 5 commemorates the evening in 1605 that 13 young men had planned to use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

Poor old Guy Fawkes should have stayed in the ye olde tavern because not only was he caught, tortured and executed, we now have a rather gruesome tradition of making effigies of him to burn. Or rather they do in England. Up in Scotland it’s just fireworks and hard cider (any excuse really).

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Squidgy Raspberry Brownies – a gluten-free treat!


Does the world really need another brownie recipe? Do you and I really need another take on one of Boston’s* finest contributions to the culinary arts? Yet more words and ingredients leading us on a crumb trail to chocolate bliss? Continue reading