Oh, what miserable weather we have today. A perfect excuse for baking, I'm sure you'll agree - even if the only reason you're doing it is to stand next to a hot oven!
Lately I've been going through the Autumnal recipes on my Pinterest boards and trying a few of them out. I love the ideas and inspiration I get from that site but over the year I've discovered that many of them are duffers, unfortunately, but these ones were not...
Last week I made Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bread which was delicious and moist and a big hit with Cameron. I didn't have the appropriate mini loaf tins so I made mine in a square baking dish.
Because my chocolate spread was quite cold it was a bit stiff which meant that my swirling was somewhat lacking in finesse but they tasted good just the same.
I also made Petite Pumpkin Spice Donuts which are baked, not fried. I halved the recipe because it seemed quite a large quantity but they are quite moreish so maybe that was a mistake, depending on your point of view, haha!
I don't have a mini doughnut pan so I improvised with a mini bundt tin. I got 12 mini bundt doughnuts (about the size of a muffin) and a mini loaf.
The recipe suggests brushing the baked doughnuts with melted butter and rolling in sugar but that sounded like a faff to me so I sugared the baking tin with granulated cane sugar after greasing it and they came out sugary with no extra effort needed (gotta love a short cut!).
The doughnuts were surprisingly doughnutty despite not being fried and they were so popular that they barely lasted the day!
If these blustery days continue, I think I will be testing out some soup recipes next.
Have you been doing any Autumn inspired baking?