5 Must-Makes for Autumn

Despite the temperature outside having dropped quite a while ago, today is officially the start of autumn in the UK. We can expect it to be scarves, coats and winter boots from here on out. I’ve been noticing the warmer desserts and spices creeping into many posts across the blogosphere and have compiled a list of the top 5 I think would go down well in my house over the next few months.

Autumn, for any readers across the pond, brings most American’s favourite holiday: Thanksgiving. It’s not something widely celebrated in the UK but I’ve had a go at some staple American pies over the last few years (Pumpkin Pie | Apple Pie). This year I’ve got my eye on a Pecan Pie something like this Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie by Becky Sue from bakingthegoods.com. Becky recently visited London so check out her post on her favourite spots around the city (Londoners taking advice on London from Americans, who would have thought it!).
from bakingthegoods.com

My exact response to finding this Orange and Date Sticky Toffee Pudding from Delicious Magazine: omg omg omg I need this now. Sticky Toffee is my favourite pudding, and I always stock up on (and occasionally travel with) the individual supermarket ones for winter incase I’m offered… Christmas pudding *gasp*. 

from deliciousmagazine.co.uk

I’m yet to have a successful go at cinnamon rolls after being twice defeated, hmph! I’m considering giving up with the traditional version and trying my hand at Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. After spotting them initially on Pinterest, I found recipes in no time and have picked one by a favourite blogger of mine, Dana at minimalistbaker.com. Not only are her recipes always super simple and really well explained, these Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are also vegan!

from minimalistbaker.com

These aren’t bakes at all (and a tiny bit Christmassy) but I think they are a must make for Autumn. It’s probably a bit too early for mulled wine, but as long as you’re even a tiny bit cold you have an excuse to come home and make these Baileys and Amaretto Hot-tails by Rosie at thelondoner.me. If you’re not a fan of chocolate, warming hot apple cider (or juice) in a saucepan with cinnamon sticks is also a great shout.

from thelondoner.me
Finally, something savoury. I’m a pasta-holic and can think of nothing better than spending my autumn having warm buttery pasta for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Katie from katieatthekitchendoor.com has created this Butternut Squash Carbonara with Fried Sage and Caramelised Onions which ticks all my pasta boxes!
from katieatthekitchendoor.com

I hope you’re inspired to knock up at least one of these dishes over the next couple of months. Bikinis away, it’s time to plump up for the long cold winter ahead! 

Harleigh Reid
Harleigh Reid

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