Just like that, August has been and gone and the colder, darker days are upon us. I tend to romanticise this time of year, imagining crisp, bright mornings and dreaming of entire days snuggled up in a cosy jumper with a cup of tea and a good book. Sadly, the reality tends to be drizzly weather, frizzy hair and puddles leaking into my boots…but there are one or two redeeming features of this season: one is autumnal comfort food and the other is the new season of the Great British Bake Off.
So in honour of this gem of a programme which inspires the entire nation to cook up some delicious (or disastrous) cakes, I have compiled a list of tempting, autumn inspired sweet treats.
Ginger and Treacle Spiced Traybake
From the Queen of GBBO, Mary Berry herself. When it comes to warming, wintery recipes, ginger has got to be the number one ingredient. This traybake uses lots of fresh stem ginger, which has lots of health benefits like soothing poorly tummies and reducing inflammation (so you might well argue that this cake is healthy.) Black treacle is also a favourite ingredient for indulgent, sticky sweetness. You could also add chopped dates or sultanas to this cake if you really want to convince yourself it’s healthy.
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