There is something about baking at this time of year that just feels right…the cosiness of indoors with the lights and stove on during a grey afternoon. Warming spices and pumpkin, syrup and treacle are very much part of autumn and the celebrations that take place.
This weekend Mia and I made a batch of brown sugar cookies, with some added ginger and cloves for spicy seasonal warmth. The recipe is a favourite of mine, which I shared before in this post. To go with the Halloween theme we used a gingerbread man cookie cutter and then decorated the cookies as skeletons with icing once they were cool.
For bonfire night I am planning to make some traditional parkin and a Mexican style hot chocolate with plenty of chilli. I love parkin but have never made it before, so any good recipes or suggestions would be very welcome!