3 Simple Autumn Recipes to Make this Season

As the heart of the home, Autumn brings out the very best of the kitchen. It's a time to dig out family favourite recipes that warm our stomachs and carry nostalgic memories of the years before; making the darker evenings more cosy and snug.

 These 3 simple and easy to follow recipes are filled with the taste of autumn, using ingredients and flavours that come to life this time of year. 

Bon appetite! 


Cinnamon and Orange Cake


225 self raising flour • 1 tsp baking powder • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon • 200g caster sugar • 50g soft brown sugar • 2 eggs • 100g unsalted butter 2 oranges


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a cake tin.
  • Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl.
  • Whisk the eggs, adding a splash of milk, with the melted butter. Squeeze one of the oranges and add to the mixture.
  • Gradually fold in the whisked mixture into the large bowl to bring everything together.
  • Place into the cake tin spreading the top evenly and place into the oven for 25-30 mins.
  • Slice the 2nd orange for decoration.

Worksurface shown: Pietra Aubura


Blackberry and Apple Jam


500g blackberries • 500g cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped • 1 lemon juiced • 1kg sugar


  • Place all your fruit into a large pan with the squeezed lemon juice and 100ml water. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until soft.
  • Place two small plates into the freezer to chill.
  • Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Bring to the boil for the final 5 minutes before removing from heat.
  • To test the jam, place a teaspoon of jam onto one of the chilled plates. Run your finger lightly over the jam, if it wrinkles, it is ready. Otherwise, re-boil. for another two minutes and try again.
  • Once ready, set aside to cool for an hour before placing into jars with sealed lids.

Worksurface shown: Ferro Corchia


Wild Mushrooms in a Blue Cheese Sauce


170g mixed mushrooms • 2 garlic cloves • 2 tbsp butter  150g gorgonzola • white wine • parsley • 300ml cream


  • Chop the mushrooms into thick slices. Don't be afraid to leave some whole depending on size.
  • Add the chopped garlic cloves and butter into a pan and let the butter melt.
  • Sauté the mushrooms until tender.
  • Add a dash of white wine before crumbling the gorgonzola into the pan.
  • Add the cream and sprinkle with parsley before simmering for 3-4 mins.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Worksurface shown: Pietra Taupe