So far this year, our readers are obsessed with trending takes on classic recipes along with tried and true favourites they know and love. Whether you’re looking for the best chocolate chip cookie ever or a trending smash burger spin on tacos, read on for our most popular recipes of the year to date.
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This Delightfully Chewy Mochi Cake is Made With Fresh Corn
Our most popular recipe for the past couple years, this delightfully jiggly mochi cake from Food Network Canada recipe developer Sonia Wong goes viral every time we share it. With millions of combined views on TikTok, it captured the internet’s collective imagination and made the most of sweet summer corn season.
The Panfried Pickerel That’s So Canadian
This panfried pickerel recipe couldn’t be easier and uses only six ingredients — as a longtime favourite reader recipe, it’s one you’ll want to keep on your weeknight rotation.
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
It’s no surprise that this classic recipe from Food Network Canada’s resident baking queen Anna Olson is one of our most popular recipes ever. Anna’s cookie recipe has two secrets to success: the addition of cornstarch, which holds in moisture to guarantee a soft-centred cookie, and the chill time, which ensures uniform, chewy cookies.
These Viral Upside Down Puff Pastry Tarts Are Too Easy!
If you’re looking for an easy, delicious, flaky treat that comes together in less than 30 minutes, you need to try these viral upside down puff pastry tarts ASAP. As the name suggests, you simply put your favourite fillings on a baking sheet, top them with buttery puff pastry, and voila, the perfect tart!
Viral 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.
Anna’s Classic Banana Bread
Another classic recipe from Anna Olson, we have a feeling many readers have this go-to recipe bookmarked so they can refer to it any time a banana bread craving strikes. This warm, moist loaf can also be baked with chocolate chips and walnuts pieces for a bit of extra oomph.
The Ultimate Baklava Cheesecake
This baklava cheesecake is as stunning as it is delicious! If you’re on the hunt for a showstopping dessert, look no further. It combines all the delicious and syrupy flavours of baklava with the sweet but tangy cheesecake everyone loves. Flaky phyllo crust is layered with chopped walnuts and pistachios soaked in a honey syrup and a smooth and tangy cream cheese filling.
Easy, Crispy Cantonese Chow Mein
Traditionally eaten for breakfast, these noodles are just as great for lunch or dinner alongside a plate of sautéed Chinese greens. The chewy noodles slick with that irresistibly savoury-slightly-sweet sauce will surely have you going back for more.
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.
Ghanaian Jollof Rice is a Must-Make Side
Looking for a tasty way to upgrade your rice? Enjoyed across several West African countries, this jollof rice is rice cooked in a spicy, well-seasoned tomato stew. Pair it with your favourite chicken recipe and you’ve got a winner winner chicken dinner.