One good thing about the return of proper autumn weather is that good old-fashioned comfort food is back on the menu. I was in need of comfort after England's disappointing performance in the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup .
What better than a Kate and Sidney pie?* Kate and Sidney pudding perhaps. It had been my intention to make a pudding but I discovered too late that there were only two ounces of suet left in the box. Pie it was then. I used a block of frozen ready-made butter puff pastry.
* Steak and kidney
And to follow a pie something light and healthy is a good idea.
Stuff that, it's Sunday so we had crumble.
Quince and apple crumble. With cream.
There were biscuits too this weekend. Cookies to be exact.
These are salted oatmeal cookies. They have sea salt sprinkled on them before they go in the oven.
I prefer a crisp biscuit rather than a chewy cookie but these are delicious and the salt really gives them an extra something. The recipe is from a wonderful American food blog I discovered via Pinterest called Alexandra's Kitchen. Her photography is wonderful and her real food recipes very appealing -not a box of cake mix nor a tub of Cool Whip in sight.
I think the comfort food has done its job. I've just remembered that my granny was Welsh.
Come on Wales!
Dowch 'laen Cymru!
(I hope that's correct Welsh, apologies if it isn't)