Cake in the house: Sticky toffee loaf

sticky toffee loaf | the simple things

Gooey, gingery and cockle-warming, this sticky toffee loaf is comfort on a plate.

Recipe: Tangerine and nutmeg hot chocolate

Tangerine and nutmeg hot chocolate recipe The Simple Things

There is a spectrum of hot chocolates. At one end, the instant and saccharine; at the other, chunks of the real deal – melted and laced. This warming number sits at the luxurious end, with hints of citrus and aromatic nutmeg lifting it onto an altogether cosy, autumnal plane.

Three new baking bibles

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In celebration of National Baking Week (13-19 October) – in case you needed an excuse – here are three new baking bibles…

Want, knead, love: Real, down-to-earth bread baking

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There’s something about bread that is so fundamental, so magical, so right. Our passionate baker boy, Alex Gooch, is here to pass on his bread baking knowhow.

Recipe: Vibrant autumn coleslaw

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No need to wait till next summer with this vibrant autumn salad from The Natural Cook by Tom Hunt.

Recipes: Garlic


Spicy or smoked, raw or roasted, garlic comes in many guises and varieties to make your dishes sing. Try these three garlic recipes.

Recipe: Chocolate rum and raisin fudge


There’s something satisfying about making fudge. This chocolate rum and raisin fudge recipe from Will Torrent’s Chocolate at Home is a great place to start.

Fruits of the hedgerow

1 plum crumble

Go foraging this month and find out what you can make with the fruits of the hedgerow.

Recipe: Shakshuka

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Shakshuka: Tom Hunt’s Middle Eastern breakfast, taken from The Natural Cook.

Organic September

Ludlow Food Festival

Make one small change this month with Organic September.