They’re the dishes that got us through lockdown and beyond. Can you spot your comfort meal in the line up?
Great British Chefs, one of the UK’s most popular food websites, have revealed the recipes that its 20 million users have been cooking up this year.
The top ten was dominated by comforting food, with sweet treats including Welsh cakes, custard tart and coffee and walnut cake appearing high on the list. Alongside these tasty treats were warming dishes such as chicken bhuna and classics like egg mayo sandwiches and potato dauphinoise.
Elderflower champagne also made the top 10, highlighting how many of us turned to foraging for ingredients during lockdown this summer. If you’re still looking for a how-to on elderflower cordial, Platinum has got you covered.
To nobody’s surprise, the most popular this year was the sourdough starter — a phase many of us went through during the start of lockdown in April.
Reflecting Great British Chefs’ roster of incredible cooking talent, recipes from renowned chefs and key food influencers were popular this year. Michelin star chef Josh Eggleton’s potato dauphinoise was a big hit (just thinking about it is making us crave a good Sunday roast), a custard tart from Masterchef: The Professionals’ Marcus Wareing and blogger Helen Graves’ perfect egg mayo sandwich (is it lunch time yet?).
And if you’re looking to hone your cooking skills, you’re in luck!
For aspiring chefs, Great British Chefs have launched the Great British Chefs Club, a subscription service which offers members unlimited access to recipes from over 160 of the UK’s top chefs. You can find some tempting exclusive content, such as the Signature Series, showcasing videos from chefs including Kerth Gumbs, Mark Hix and Shuko Oda.
Members can also receive offers, gifts and other perks. Home cooks can subscribe to the Great British Chefs Club here.
That’s our spare-time plans sorted. See you in the kitchen!