It was a year of classics, with GT readers keeping our recipes for crowd-favourites such as tomato and burrata salad, Neil Perry’s blueberry cheesecake and boeuf bourguignon on high rotation.
The desserts that wouldn’t quit included Flour and Stone’s chocolate Manjari cake, Persian love cakes, lemon tarts and Black Star Pastry’s world-famous strawberry and watermelon cake.
Winter was a time for warmth and comfort, like those nostalgia-inducing lemon delicious puddings, curries and beef rendang. Plus, those classic soups can never be beaten, with the pea and ham soup ranking high on the list yet again. But it was the simple, summery Eton mess that took home the crown, which is a fitting way to see out the year.
Ready? It’s time to give these popular recipes an encore.