9 Seasonal Ingredients for Tasty Autumn Baking recipes
Different shades of orange and red are taking over the landscape, familiar flavours are coming back in fashion, and the sun is setting earlier – It’s safe to say Autumn has begun.
But don’t be sad about the end of summer, it’s time to embrace the amazing flavours and foods of autumn. Read on to discover store cupboard essentials and seasonal ingredients that you need to make delicious autumn baking recipes.
Lyle’s Golden Syrup
It goes without saying that Lyle’s Golden Syrup should be a staple in your cupboard all year round, but our famous Golden Syrup is the perfect ingredient to make a multitude of delicious treats.
Pumpkin spiced latte, pumpkin bread, and classic pumpkin pie – this vegetable is a staple in fall desserts for our friends across the pond. Over recent years, we’ve started to adopt the tradition over the colder autumnal months – check out our recipe for a no-bake pumpkin cheesecake.
Apples and Blackberries
You know what they say, an apple a day keeps the doctors away, and autumn brings a host of different apple varieties – so it’s a perfect time to start experimenting with different recipes. A common sight on the hedgerows in the English countryside, blackberries are a very juicy berry with a tart flavour. Why not go out on a crisp autumn walk and forage for your own blackberries? Ripe blackberries have a deep black colour, but be careful of the thorns on the blackberry bush! If you want the best of both worlds, try our apple and blackberry crumble to enjoy the tartness of blackberry and the sweet flavours of caramelised apples.
Cinnamon is a spice extracted from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum tree species and used in a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. Whether it’s in an apple pie or Moroccan tagine, the sweet and aromatic flavours of cinnamon truly represent autumn. Experience these gorgeous flavours with these apple wholewheat muffins spiced with cinnamon.
Whether they’re eaten raw or cooked, pears are sweet, juicy and the perfect fruit to feature in a dessert. Have an amazing breakfast with our pear and chocolate pancakes!
Carrots and nutmeg
Carrots are versatile vegetables. They’re a staple in many savoury dishes, but their natural sweetness means they also work in desserts. Carrot cake is a classic bake that’s enjoyed up and down the country, the warming spices of nutmeg and cinnamon make it a perfect pick-me-up for a cold autumn day – take a look at carrot cake recipe.
Walnuts, hazelnuts and pecans
Another versatile ingredient, nuts can be used in a range of dishes and walnuts, hazelnuts and pecans are a great product of the autumn season. Have a go at these awesome recipes:
Ginger typically comes in three forms: • Fresh ginger has a pungent, hot and spicy taste – it really packs a punch! • Ground ginger has a milder and sweeter flavour. • Stem ginger is candied and stored in a sugar syrup, it still has a strong flavour but isn’t as spicy as fresh ginger. Enjoy the warming flavours of ginger with our cosy ginger biscuits, ginger cream biscuits, or you could even add ice cream to make an autumnal ice cream sandwich.
On a cold autumnal morning, a nice hot bowl of porridge can be the perfect way to start your day – have a look at our blueberry and hazelnut porridge recipe. If porridge isn’t your thing, why not try these delicious flapjack recipes instead? You get the delicious texture of rolled oats with an extra sweetness:
You can’t make delicious autumn baking recipes without Lyle’s Golden Syrup, make sure you stock up before you get started.