Although I’m not quite ready to farewell the sunny days of summer, there’s something so very comforting and enticing about the coming months of autumn, especially when it comes to what we’re eating!
There’s nothing like the onset of chillier temperatures and shorter days to get you in the mood for something a little more on the indulgent side. My weakness comes in the form of anything sweet, so it’s been a real punish trying to resist quite a few things in this issue – from the clever quick fixes made with everyone’s favourite choc-hazelnut spread (page 45) to our stunning reinvention of classic s’mores (how could you go wrong with a combo of chocolate, marshmallow and sweet biscuits?!). And if you’ve ever thought about making doughnuts, I promise we’ve found the easiest way (see page 132) – just mix, roll and bake, adding a few incredible flavours and a secret sparkling ingredient along the way! When it comes to all things savoury, I’m pleased to say we’ve done what we do best – we’ve taken the classic pasta bake and updated it with sophisticated new flavour combinations and clever ideas to create an impressive dish that’s equally perfect for entertaining or cosy weeknight dinners (page 76). The recipe for sweet potato, spinach, ricotta and gorgonzola pasta shells (page 82) is one of my new personal go-tos, and I’m sure you’ll find your next favourite in this delicious batch, too. There’s so many more tempting ideas packed into this issue that I think sometimes the best thing to do is just