Autumn Fireside Supper Recipes – A selection of comforting recipes for an Autumn Fireside Supper. From potted meats, cheese on toast to parkin, now’s the time to ebrace the cooler months ahead.
Comforting Autumn Recipes for Lazy Fireside Dining
Yesterday, September the 23rd, was the official start of Autumn. I’d already sensed a change in the weather before that – with much colder nights and mornings, and of course with darker nights drawing in.
And with that comes the pleasure of the changing seasons, as well as welcoming in more comforting food and recipes.
My post today for Autumn Fireside Supper Recipes is exactly that, a selection of cold weather recipes that we all enjoy at this time of the year.
What’s in a word? SUPPER
Supper is such a soporific word, it conjures up late night nibbling – al fresco in the summer, and by a roaring wood fire in the winter.
And, the word supper can mean so many different things to people too; the advent of supper clubs has added to the popularity of the word.
When I was growing up, the word supper meant a warm milky drink (before bed), with a slice of bread and butter, or hot buttered toast in the winter, which was toasted over the fire on a toasting fork.
Supper was originally a secondary lighter evening meal. The main meal of the day, called dinner, used to be served closer to what is known as lunchtime, around the middle of the day, but crept later over the centuries, mostly over the course of the 19th century. When dinner was still at the early time, eating a lighter supper in the evening was very common; it was not always the last meal of the day, as there might be a tea later. Reflecting the typical custom of 17th century elites, Louis XIV dined at noon, with a supper at 10p.m. Even when dinner was in the early evening, supper was served at, or on return from, a ball, and might be after other evening excursions. At an English ball in 1791, supper was served to 140 guests at 1:00 a.m. They would all have had dinner at home many hours earlier, before coming out. Other, grander, balls served supper even later, up to 3:30 a.m., at a London ball given in 1811 by the Duchess of Bedford. The modern usage of “supper” varies considerably; sometimes supper is still used to describe a light snack or meal in the evening, either after or instead of dinner, but often it replaces dinner as the term for the main evening meal.
I’ve gathered together some of my favourite supper recipes today, with the emphasis on a cosy fireside supper.
I hope you will be inspired to make them, and please do let me know if you make any of the recipes and if you were fireside nibbling! Karen
But FIRST – you need BREAD!
- Easy Sourdough Sandwich Bread
- Classic Sourdough Bread made Easy
- Gold Hill and “Hovis” Granary Bread Loaf
All things ON TOAST
Crumpets, Pancakes and Griddle Cakes
- Easy Three Ingredient Sourdough Crumpets
- The Queen’s Scotch Pancakes (Drop Scones)
- Cottage Cheese Griddle Cakes
- Yorkshire Potted Ham
- “Not Your Usual Potted Cheese”
- Potted Shrimps for a Traditional Yorkshire Shrimp Tea
Fireside Cakes and Teabread
Teacakes and Buns
- Eve’s Pudding with Blackberries & Apples
- Jam & Coconut Sponge with Pink Custard
- Old Fashioned Baked Rice Pudding