Saturday, November 5, 2011

It's Faturday!

So, today is Guy Fawkes Day/Bonfire Night. If you don't know what that is, allow me to explain in culturally relevant terms. 

It's a holiday to celebrate the capture and eventual execution of British domestic terrorist Guy Fawkes for trying to assassinate King James I by blowing up Parliament.

For those who don't know who Guy Fawkes is, his image lives on in crappy movies like V for Vendetta and a large group of computer hackers that think it's cool to be Anonymous.


Only because their local Party City were sold out of Freddy Kreuger masks.

Anyways, apparently Bonfire Night is a big night to cook a special kind of toffee, called Treacle Toffee (I only knew Treacle from Hogsmeade) that is designed to stick your freaking jaws shut. Looking at the ingredients and reading more about it, however, it sounds somewhat similar to a Sugar Daddy here in 'Merica.

While looking for recipes for Bonfire Toffee, I happened upon this page, which houses an extra recipe for Bonfire Baked Potatoes. The time that was wasted typing this recipe makes me question if Brits don't put mind-altering substances in their treacle.....

Happy Attempted Assassination Day!

P.S. - I prefer to rename this particular confection "Don't Gives a Fawkes Toffee". It seems to fit more with Guy's M.O.

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