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Autumn perks: Jeremy Lee’s trusty hazelnut cake recipe

New season hazelnuts, and a kitchen equipped for baking, provide a welcome distraction from the changeable weather. This hazelnut cake is a remedy for all autumnal anguish ...

Jeremy Lee
Saturday 30 September 2017 12.00 BST

One perk that autumn delivers with great panache is an excuse to stay indoors. Outside of late, with each passing day, the temperature cools and – let’s face it – the wildly changeable weather we enjoy on these temperate isles introduces considerable wardrobe issues; rain, wind, sun, grey clouds and blue skies bedevil one’s choice of what to wear (particularly if you are of the bicycling persuasion).

Being as I am of that very persuasion, wheeling into town is like a mad game in which the penalty is the removal of an article of clothing at every set of lights – or, worse, that I regret not putting on that sou’wester as the blue skies vanish and a shower of rain appears from nowhere...