Food Porn Friday – Episode 8: Autumn

Guys, sometimes it’s October and your life just falls apart. I feel like that’s an October-y thing. It’s the shorter days, the colder weather, the “summer’s over and Christmas is so far away feeling”. So Autumn is comfort food. It’s risottos and stews and huge carby plates of pasta. And, well, brunch, obviously.

Anyway, because I’m sad and the weather is cold and I co-run a brunch blog, I’ve put together an assortment of beautiful Autumnal comfort brunches. Don’t worry, it’ll be Christmas season and I’ll be back to my usual cheerful self before you know it.

Breakfast lamb tagine

Photo and recipe from tofoodwithlove.com

Staring off savoury, I’ve been searching for lamb brunches for a while. This is mainly because my parents keep sheep and I’ve been looking for a chance to plug their store. It’s such good value and oh-so-tasty. Their lamb is in season, so buy it. Try it in this beautiful breakfast lamb tagine, perfect for warming you up on a chilly Sunday morning – look, there are eggs in it too.

Photo and recipe from chef-in-training.com

Photo and recipe from chef-in-training.com

I keep looking at this and feeling a little bit in love. One of my favourite comfort foods is French Toast (or eggy bread, as it’s known in my house). It’s my stepdad’s brunch speciality. This recipe is slightly fancier than his, involving overnight preparation, Halloween-y October pumpkin, and a caramel poured over the top. Look at it glisten.

Photo and caption from rasamalaysia.com

Photo and recipe from rasamalaysia.com

Blackberries are, for me, the trademark Autumn food. As a fussy kid, I didn’t eat them, but I still used to enjoy Blackberry picking when the weather started to turn. Cake is clearly comfort food, and this is a British twist on the classic Blueberry muffin. Go on then.

Photo and recipe from Better Homes and Gardens

Photo and recipe from Better Homes and Gardens

Pears are my absolute favourite fruit, apart from maybe bananas, and I think I might try out this recipe, as I can just make one for myself and don’t have to worry about Little Miss I Don’t Eat Fruit over there. Then again, I feel like this recipe could be a bit more boozy. Maybe that’s just me.

Share your Autumn favourites in the comments, and I’ll be back next week!

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About hattiemily

London-based poet. Previously published on the underground, currently can't remember how to actually write.
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