Transform your hedgerow harvest into a treat with this simply delicious blackberry cake
Brilliant colour marks the autumn - there’s a ripeness to the season as the shops spill over with the bounty of summer’s harvest. Make the most of gorgeous fruits in crumble and pies, litter desserts with fat berries, fill the cupboard with jams and chutney and turn bulging pumpkins into hot soup to ward off the evening chill. The days get shorter but the night skies light up with fireworks for Guy Fawkes and Diwali, celebrate with shiny sweets and the crackle of toffee. The leaves are falling but it is such a sweet time of year.