One thing’s for certain: summer has arrived and our reader’s are whipping up all of their summertime favourites. From buttery corn mochi to sticky grilled chicken thighs, these were the most popular recipes with our readers this month, and they’re a guaranteed good time this summer.
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Chewy Corn Mochi Cake
Just in time for fresh corn season, this beloved recipe from Food Network Canada recipe developer Sonia Wong is a perennial favourite of our readers! The chewy corn mochi cake has an addictively gooey yet chewy texture with crisp edges that just can’t be beat.
This sandwich is cool, crunchy, spicy, filling, and the perfect sandwich for your summer picnics and road trips. Add your favourite veggies, make it vegan using plant based alternatives, or pan toast the bread in some ghee – make it your own, and enjoy one of India’s favourite roadside snacks.
Smash Burger Tacos With Secret Sauce
These viral smash burger tacos with secret sauce combine two favourites to make the ultimate meal. A little burger sauce, some ground beef and flour tortillas are all you need to make these at home. We like to use a lean ground beef so the tortilla can still crisp up, resulting in a crunchy shell.
Lilac and Lavender Cream Tiramisu
This fun twist on tiramisu makes the most of peak lilac season for a refreshingly floral take on the classic dessert. No lilacs? No problem. Sub in your favourite flowers like edible lavender or fragrant roses for a seriously elegant treat.
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Hawaiian Coconut Pudding (Haupia)
Haupia is a favourite Hawaiian coconut milk dessert. It’s often set in a sheet pan and then cut into squares, but in this recipe, we are serving the creamy, coconut pudding in small glasses then topping with fresh fruit and shaved coconut for a tropical, spoonable treat.
Easy, Creamy Mushroom, Spinach and Radicchio Risotto
If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing recipe that’s sure to impress, you must try this creamy mushroom risotto AKA risotto aux champignons. Featuring a hearty base of Italian Arborio rice that’s cooked to tender perfection in vegetable broth and milk, it’s elevated comfort food at its finest.
The Best Beef Burger
Burger season is upon us! Say hello to the only beef burger recipe you’ll ever need. Our expert tip: Adding a bit of water to the mixture ensures that the patties stay deliciously moist as they cook to well done.
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Grilled Sticky-Sweet Lemongrass Chicken Thighs
Sticky, sweet and loaded with flavour, these juicy grilled chicken thighs will quickly become your favourite summer recipe. Inspired by Thai and Vietnamese flavours, they’re marinated in a saucy mix of fish sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce and other aromatics and then grilled to umami perfection. Serve them with a cold noodle salad for a complete and satisfying meal.
Fluffy Baked Lemon Doughnuts
Who says doughnuts need to be fried? Baking queen Anna Olson shows that a baked doughnut is as easy to make as a muffin – you just need the doughnut-shaped tins to get the doughnut look. Do make sure your oven is fully preheated when baking this recipe – the high temperature is key to getting the perfect lift and fluffy texture.
Gluten-Free Strawberry and Pistachio Meringue Torte
This elegant French dessert is one of Anna Olson‘s best to make for a dinner party or a special occasion. Dacquoise is the official term for these pistachio meringue layers. When Anna layers it with strawberries and cream, it’s a sweet combo that is beyond delicious.