Our most popular recipes of 2013
1. Mum’s recipe for Malva pudding
We South Africans are a delightfully patriotic bunch and if we were to have a national dessert, this here would be it. Last Mother’s Day we decided to pay a tribute to great mums and their recipes. This gem of a recipe for malva pudding came from Lenore Scheepers. You’re famous, Lenore!
2. Red velvet cupcakes
The fad of the deep red cupcake truly took the world by a baker’s storm. We asked Lexi Bechet from Ma Mère Maison to show us how to whip up an impressive batch and it turns out our community loved them just as much as we did. Keep this red velvet cupcake recipe tucked firmly in your arsenal.
3. Butternut soup recipe
A good butternut soup recipe is a winter survival must-have. But a a great one? What a treat. This one comes with four different serving suggestions and variations so not only is it versatile but it’s deliciously comforting too.
4. Mum’s recipe for carrot cake
Another tribute to mums, this treasured recipe for carrot cake from Michele Smit and her mum became an instant hit. If ever you wanted to impress a mother-in-law to be, this decadent cake is your ticket to glory.
5. Quick and easy scones recipe
6. A classic macaroni cheese
Macaroni cheese is a classic dish that will always hit the spot. It’s no wonder this one became a firm favourite with the foodies out there.
7. Mum’s recipe for chocolate cake
And yet another mums tribute recipe to celebrate, Megan Hutton and her mum’s chocolate cake made the big time in 2013. A cake so luxurious and chocolatey that you loose all self-discipline. This one leaves only crumbs and good memories. Give it a go.
8. Asian chicken
9. Cinnamon buns
Swiss rolls are pure cinnamon scented delights. Surprisingly easy and unfailingly satisfying, these cinnamon buns are a nice breakfast addition or tea time alternative.
10. Chicken soup
Last on our chart toppers of famous recipes for a year gone by is this classic chicken soup. Flu season is unfortunate but inevitable so make sure you can churn this one out in your sleep.
With this charming collection of community high-fived recipes, and that’s not even mentioning the ever popular recipe round-ups, we hope this year will be one of happy appetites. Bon appetit, friends.