Curious to know what Food Network Canada readers were cooking and baking this month? Say hello to our most popular recipes of February. This month, it was all about comforting classics and fresh takes on old favourites. From the fluffiest baked lemon donuts to a soothing Filipino rice porridge and spicy Punjabi chickpeas, these beloved recipes are popular for good reason!
Fluffy Baked Lemon Doughnuts
Did you know that a baked doughnut is as easy to make as a muffin? All you need is the doughnut-shaped tins to get the look! These fluffy delights come from our resident baking queen Anna Olson, so you know they have to be good. It’s status as the most popular recipe of February is a testament to that, too!
Pork Floss Scallion Rolls with Honey Butter
If you’re looking for a sign to bake with pork floss, this is it. These Pork Floss Scallion Rolls are super fluffy (thanks to the tangzhong!), and then filled with a combination of whipped honey butter, scallions and umami pork floss for the perfect sweet and savoury treat.
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One-Pot Chicken and Sausage
Crave-worthy comfort food doesn’t need more than one dish to make, especially when it involves juicy chicken breasts and tasty andouille sausage! Trust us, you’ll want to introduce this hearty, satisfying dish into your regular meal rotation.
Lugaw (Filipino Rice Porridge)
Lugaw is a comforting Filipino rice porridge (similar to congee) typically served for breakfast or during the colder months. If you’re looking for a cozy, comforting meal to warm up with, look no further!
15-Minute Cottage Cheese Pizza Toast
Inspired by the viral (and delicious!) Hailey Bieber pizza toast, this cottage cheese pizza toast comes together in minutes and makes for a seriously speedy and satisfying lunch or snack. It’s made on crusty sourdough that’s topped with your favourite pasta sauce, high-protein cottage cheese, fresh pesto, parmesan and spicy chili flakes.
Ghanaian Groundnut Soup with Rice Balls
Nutty and comforting, this classic Ghanaian dish is absolutely packed with flavour. Serve with easy-to-make rice balls for a dish that’s equal parts soothing and delicious.
Air Fryer Corn "Ribs"
These viral TikTok corn “ribs” come together in just 15 minutes! The addition of a creamy Mexican-inspired sauce takes this humble recipe to new heights, featuring sweet and smoky hints from the chipotle in adobo, as well as tangy hints from lime.
Hot Cocoa Buns
Take everything you love about morning buns and hot chocolate then put them together to make these Hot Cocoa Buns. The soft dough is spread with a buttery chocolate filling and finely chopped dark chocolate that gets all melty and delicious in the oven. It doesn’t get much better than this!
Easy Honey-Ginger Seared Salmon Pieces Over Coconut Rice
This is the perfect healthy and easy weeknight dinner to add to your roster. Cutting salmon into smaller bite-sized pieces, coating them in a savoury-sweet soy-honey marinade and then frying them up until caramelized creates the most appetizingly crisp texture and taste. Serve over seared bok choy and fluffy coconut rice to elevate every single bite.
Spicy Punjabi Chole (Chickpeas)
Punjabi chole are spicy, smoky, and bursting with flavour. Its dark colour and depth of spices sets it out from other chana masalas. Plus, it also happens to be packed with protein and completely vegan! It’s the perfect big-batch meal to make and enjoy all week long.
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