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Recipe ideas to fall for this autumn

The leaves are changing colour, the clocks have gone back and the weather has definitely taken a chilly turn. Whilst some of us may not look forward to this time of year with winter on the horizon, there’s lots to be excited about when it comes to autumnal produce.

With many of us celebrating Bonfire Night this weekend too, we’ve got a host of recipes and foodie ideas to give you a helping hand if you’re hosting.

Culinary creations to try this season

No Bonfire Night weekend would be complete without parkin. A delicious gingerbread cake originating from northern England, the traditional time for the cake to be made in the past was after the oat harvest, during the first week in November. It has been linked with Bonfire Night ever since! If you fancy trying your hand, you can find our recipe here.

A fun crowd-pleaser if you’re hosting, toffee apples are easy to make and always go down a treat. Our recipe needs only five ingredients, and the good news is you’ll probably already have them in your kitchen cupboard!

If you’re looking for yet more sweet treats, our spiced pear and pumpkin pie should round things off nicely. Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween – this dessert is one to perfect over the autumn season.

Looking for somewhere to watch the fireworks?

There’s plenty going on in and around Manchester to celebrate Bonfire Night.

  • Friday 2nd – the Prince’s Park fireworks kick off at 7.30pm in Salford. 
  • Saturday 3rd – if you’re looking for something charitable, the Poynton Round Table’s annual bonfire and fireworks display takes place tonight in Stockport.
  • Sunday 4th – Gigg Lane stadium in Bury will feature a professional pyrotechnics display from Magical Fireworks this year!
  • Monday 5th – Manchester’s biggest bonfire will take place at Heaton Park again this year, with gates open from 5pm and free entry.

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