The best baking tips for when the cooler weather makes you want to fill your home with the comforting aroma of fresh baked goods.
Know what is in season
Make the most of fall ingredients like pumpkins, apples, pears, pecans, walnuts, pomegranates, cider and chestnuts which are all at their best this time of year.
Each of the recipes works well with alternative ingredients. Did you buy a pound of pears but no apples on hand? Try pears and perry in the cake instead. No pumpkin or sunflower seeds in the pantry? Try toasted nuts baked into the bread. No time to prepare an entire pumpkin for pie? Substitute canned.
Try classic combinations
Want an easy way to amp up the flavour in any recipe? Know what fall flavours work well together: cinnamon and apple; raisins and nuts; clove and pumpkin. Once you’ve become comfortable with the classics feel free to experiment.
This food article originally appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.