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Seasonal September Recipes

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September is finally here, and that means cooler weather, changing leaves, and best of all- pumpkin spice everything! But September also has its own unique flavors. These are some of the best seasonal September recipes. Enjoy!

Apple Cinnamon Bread 

There’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked bread wafting through the kitchen. This Apple Cinnamon Bread is the perfect recipe for those chilly fall days. The combination of apple and cinnamon is incredible, and this bread does not disappoint. The apples add a wonderful sweetness, while the cinnamon gives it a warm and comforting flavor. This bread is also nice and moist, thanks to the addition of applesauce. And if you’re feeling extra indulgent, a dollop of cream cheese frosting takes it over the top. So whether you’re looking for a cozy breakfast or a tasty fall treat, this Apple Cinnamon Bread is sure to hit the spot.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup grated apple (I used 1 large Granny Smith apple)

Steps: 

  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Take a loaf pan, spray some cooking oil and set it aside. 
  2. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients such as flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and cinnamon powder. Whisk them well and set it aside. 
  3. In another large bowl, take some sugar and brown sugar. Add softened butter and whisk it until creamy. To this mixture, add an egg and vanilla extract. Blend them well. 
  4. Now it’s time to mix wet and dry ingredients. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, little by little and mix until everything is combined well. Do not overmix the batter.
  5. The final step is to add apples! Peel and chop 2-3 apples into small pieces. Gently fold them into the batter until combined well but be careful not to overmix again. 
  6. Pour the batter into your silicone bread pan and bake for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached to it. Let the bread cool down in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving! Enjoy!

Courgette & ricotta tart 

This tart is the perfect seasonal dish. The freshness of the courgettes is complemented by the creamy ricotta and the zesty lemon. The puff pastry is light and flaky, making it the perfect base for this tart. The recipe is simple to follow and can be easily adapted to suit your taste. It can be served as a main course or as a side dish. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 courgette, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 small tub of ricotta cheese
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. 
  2. Line a tin with baking parchment. Put the courgettes in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Set aside for 10 minutes to allow the salt to draw out the moisture. 
  3. Squeeze the courgettes dry with your hands, then place them in a bowl. 
  4. Add the ricotta, egg, Parmesan, oregano and garlic and stir until well combined. 
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden-brown and set. 
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving warm or cold. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

It is a popular fall drink that can be easily made at home with just a few simple ingredients. Pumpkin spice is a blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves that gives the latte its characteristic flavor. Other ingredients in the latte include espresso, steamed milk, and pumpkin puree. The pumpkin puree not only provides flavor, but it also gives the latte its orange color. This recipe is perfect for chilly fall days and is sure to please any pumpkin spice lover.

Steps:

  1. Start by steaming milk and adding it to a blender with pumpkin puree, sugar, spices, and coffee. 
  2. Blend everything together until smooth and frothy. 
  3. Pour the mixture into a saucepan and heat it until just below boiling. 
  4. Pour the latte into mugs.
  5. For an extra touch of sweetness, top the latte with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!

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