With late summer produce at its peak and entertaining in full swing, our most popular recipes of the month make one thing clear: our readers are making the most of summer. From dreamy cardamom sugar blueberry bars to a juicy peach plum cobbler, there’s never been a better time to whip up a dessert featuring fresh local fruit. And whether you’re craving classic chow mein or your go-to boba shop bubble tea, we’ve got recipes that’ll teach you how to make all of your favourites at home.
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Cardamom Sugar Blueberry Bars
These buttery bars are bursting with in-season summer blueberries and an unexpected touch of cardamom, making for the perfect twist on your favourite summer dessert.
Crispy Tonkatsu Chicken Burger
Inspired by the Japanese flavours of tonkatsu, this chicken katsu twist on a chicken burger is crisp on the outside, moist with just a hint of green onion flavour on the inside, and smothered in a Japanese-style mayo.
Homemade Bubble Tea
If you’re as addicted to bubble tea as we are, you’re going to love this recipe for making bubble tea at home. Bonus: these homemade boba pearls contain no preservatives, artificial flavours or colours which are common in the bubble tea you might find at your nearest boba shop!
Giant Glazed Cinnamon Bun
This new take on a classic morning treat holds together when sliced into wedges, revealing the layers of sweet bread and cinnamon filling. It’s the perfect breakfast to prepare for a crowd!
Green Onion Pancake Shawarma
This green onion pancake beef shawarma features a crisp and chewy green onion pancake wrap, bright and flavourful marinated beef, fresh cucumber salad and a drizzling of tzatziki.
Lobster Dynamite Dip
If you’re looking for the ultimate crowd-pleasing dish, say hello to this hot lobster dip recipe. Succulent chunks of lobster are parboiled and baked in a cheesy, creamy, spicy mayo sauce and served with crackers and potato chips.
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Easy, Crispy Cantonese Chow Mein
These delightfully chewy noodles are pan-fried to crispy perfection, making for the perfect weeknight side. Serve alongside a plate of sautéed Chinese greens for a satisfying meal.
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Peach Plum Cobbler
Featuring juicy peaches and sweet and sour plums topped with a buttery and crisp topping, this is the perfect late summer dessert to make the most of in-season produce. Just don’t forget to serve with ice cream!
Banana Upside-Down Cake
Imagine if banana bread and sticky toffee pudding had a baby — and you’ll get this delicious upside-down cake. It’s moist, covered in the most delicious toffee sauce and looks so impressive.
Cottage Cheese Cheesecake With Raspberry Sauce
No one would ever know this cheesecake was made with cottage cheese! Rich and creamy but lighter than a traditional cheesecake, this cottage cheese cheesecake will be the perfect addition to your next get together.