I love potatoes especially when they are baked. Of course every baked potato depends on the amount of time you bake it and if its been oiled properly. My favourite used to be Scandanavian Baked Potatoes but recently I enjoyed eating potatoes baked directly from a Bonfire. Of course its never enough charred potatoes with a bit of salt makes me yearn for another Bonfire night.
Memories drift me back to bonfire night and firecrackers on the Queens Bday holiday in Australia. As a teenager a number of the locals would gather around the local bonfire catch up and watch the stars in the middle of the night until morning break. Just before dawn we would look beyond our already dead bonfire reminiscing of the nights fireworks display and then wondering on the cliff face I would stroll to a place I called home many years ago.
The other night after feasting on Baked potatoes and eating some cooked corn cobs with a bunch of parents I stood by watching one of my daughters showing off her young brother to her classmates. Luckily I proudly walked off knowing the 2 yr old boy would be taken care of with 30 minutes to myself I sat by listening to the DJ playing popular tunes seeing all the school enjoy the bonfire and awaited the guitars.
Memories of Lag Baomer as a child in Israel where we sit around the bonfire chatting with the other children playing games and singing songs left me with a yearning to for my childhood. But alas this time the twins classes sat seperately far away from each other the parents acknowledging each other from a distance if at all I felt like a stranger.
Until the fireworks came on I was reminded of my childhood in Sydney where memories are held dear. My husband tried to associate with fellow parents helping out but also I felt the distance. One day maybe I’ll return to celebrate with the rest of Sydney a New Years eve for my children to see the difference when Millions of Aussies join in mateship sharing the traditional midnight kiss.
Now I have to be content with the sticklights as I place a broken guitar on the bonfire to follow my dreams as I look up at the night stars and munch on skewered toasted marshmellows.
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Recipes: Rocky Road Marshmellows, Scandanavian Baked Potatoes,
SCANDANAVIAN BAKED POTATOES
Make sure you have a nicely sized potato the size of your palm or larger cover it with oil and drizzle rosmary or another spice over the potato.Cover it in Aluminium foil and baking it on 200C for over 45 minutes should make the crust pretty crispy depending on the crunchiness decide if you want it to bake longer before serving with Sourcream,Chives, Corn or your favourite topping . Serve it with a great salad or grill your favourite BBQ and enjoy.
ROCKY ROAD MARSHMELLOWS
200 Grams Petit Berre Biscuits crushed 150 Grams Butter
1/4 Cup Peanuts, 1/3 Cup Shredded Coconut
250 Grams Marshmellows 500 Gram melted Milk chocolate.
Layer the crumbled biscuits with butter and place in the refrigerator for an hour.
Mix the peanuts, marshmellows and coconut together then pour the melted chocolate over the mix.
Once the biscuit layer is firmly in place place the marshmellow mix on top with the chocolate and refrigerate then you can slice it in big pieces but I personally love this hand-wripped so the pieces are different sizes and shapes.
Reminds me of an Australian treat…
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