Autumn is here! Let’s get cooking!

October 26, 2016

Simple seasonal recipes to warm you up this Autumn.

Get your hat, scarf, gloves and wellies out! There's a chill in the air, the leaves are falling, Autumn is here!

It's the time of year to get in the kitchen and cook up some comfort food, cosy baking, stews and homemade wholesome soups.

Here at Simply Kitchens we have picked some of our favourite recipes to create in your kitchen at this time of year and the best part is they're all super simple!

Easy-Peasy Pumpkin Soup

With Halloween fast approaching, pumpkins are in abundance so what better way to kick off Autumn then with a quick and healthy pumpkin soup!


• 300g pumpkin flesh
• 1 large onion
• 500ml skimmed milk
• 3 carrots
• Pinch of cinnamon
• Salt & pepper, to taste

Method: Chop up your pumpkin, carrot and onion and add to a saucepan or slow cooker. Add your milk and cinnamon and cook until your veggies are soft. Mix until smooth, at this point you can add water depending on your preferred consistency and salt and pepper to taste. Easy! Note: If you want to get fancy you could sprinkle some toasted pumpkin seeds on top to serve!


Simple Butter Biscuits

Great for baking on a rainy day especially if you have children to entertain. These fun and yummy biscuits couldn't be easier.

• 250g butter (softened)
• 150g caster sugar
• 300g sifted plain flour
• 1 egg yolk

Method: Mix the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, mix in the egg yolk, then slowly add the flour until you have a dough. Knead into a ball and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill. Roll out to the thickness of a pound coin. Use a knife, glass or cutters to cut out your biscuits. We love these spooky Halloween inspired shapes! Bake on a greased tray (or baking paper) in the oven for 12-15 minutes at 180 degrees. Note: Mix it up with some cinnamon or vanilla for different flavours! 


Homemade Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate doesn't always have to come out of a tin you know! This simple recipe will take about the same time as the kettle does to boil!

• 600ml milk
• 150ml double cream
• 100g chopped chocolate

Method: Pour the milk, double cream and chopped chocolate into a pan. Bring gently to the boil, whisking until smooth. Serve in your favourite mug! Note: For extra naughtiness top with mini marshmallows and a little grated chocolate!

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