It’s Bonfire Weekend in the UK. It’s a pretty grim one to be honest. As I’m writing this post I’m snuggled in my fleece pyjamas and woolen socks with the heating on full but still feeling cold looking out at the rain.
No matter. It is Bonfire Weekend and we shall celebrate in wellies and waterproofs if we have to but celebrate we will. You see it’s become one of those family traditions. An unwritten rule that we must bake pie, layer up, do sparklers in the garden and then wander down to the local park to watch the fireworks whilst munching on take away fish and chips. We come home chatting about the glittery one and that big one that went right up into the sky. We put the fire on, toast marshmallows and watch X Factor or Strictly Come Dancing while drinking tea and eating pie. Slowly the layers come off and as our fingers and toes come back from the coldness that numbs them and all is well.
The pie is always pecan pie. Well at least it has been until this year. I simply couldn’t find reasonably priced pecans so I’ve baked a hazelnut pie. I’m torn as to whether this is a pie or a tart though?
Hazelnut Pie / Hazelnut Tart
So what do you think? Is this a pie or a tart? Do you have any family rituals for Bonfire Night?