10 most popular recipes in November 2022

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10 most popular recipes in November 2022

November is a strange time of the year. It’s not yet summer but the days are longer, the weather’s hotter and we’re gearing up for all the year-end festivities. So what were you cooking during this time? We’ve rounded up the top recipes from our posts in November, and the results are a variety of light meals and sweet treats. From roast chicken and pizza to tea biscuits and air fryer milk tart, here are the recipes you were most interested in.

10. Burnt Basque chocolate cheesecake

“The best recipe ever” – a direct quote from one of our Instagram followers. We have to agree, you can’t go wrong with a chocolate cheesecake, and this recipe by food director Abigail Donnelly is easy to follow. Plus, it’s all made in one bowl!


Find the recipe for burnt Basque chocolate cheesecake here. 

9. Mama’s tea biscuits

The Lazy Makoti’s mama’s tea biscuits to be exact! In a recent column, Mogau Seshoene shared the story of how receiving a cookie press was a great coming-of-age moment for her and how her mother’s tea biscuits were a staple in her house. This created a lot of nostalgia on our social pages. People said it reminded them of their childhoods and shared the people in their lives who use a cookie press to make biscuits. It’s just so wholesome and we’re here for it. 🙌

Mama’s tea biscuits

Find the recipe for Mama’s tea biscuits here.

ALSO READ: how making cookies was a great coming-of-age moment

8. Chocolate pot de crème

With chocolate and cream being the main ingredients, there was no way this was not going to make the top 10!  This decadent dessert by Emazulwini chef Mmabatho Molefe looks super fancy but is actually a six-ingredient recipe that’s super easy to make. Enjoy it on its own, with fresh fruit and cream or add a biscuit crust and transform it into a decadent chocolate tart.⁠ We expect nothing less from the 2022 Eat Out Naked Malt Rising Star Award winner!

Chocolate pot de crème

Find the recipe for chocolate pot de crème here.

ALSO READ: All the winners at the Eat Out Woolworths Restaurant Awards 2022

7. Balsamic pork sausages with cauli-mash

Contributing food editor Hannah Lewry’s take on bangers and mash is truly the GOAT of midweek meals. The recipe is quick, comforting and easy on the pocket. According to our Instagram community, it’s become a go-to recipe for many TASTE readers.

Balsamic pork sausages with cauli-mash

Find the recipe for balsamic pork sausages with cauli-mash here.

6. Grilled potato salad

Another one of Hannah’s genius recipes, this grilled potato salad was shared as part of a potato salad-themed newsletter. While many people checked out our potato recipe collection, this was the most clicked-on recipe – and it’s easy to see why! Crunchy, carby and served with lush horseradish crème fraîche, this is the potato salad with the most.

grilled potato salad

Find the recipe for grilled potato salad here. 

Check out our full potato salad recipe collection here.

5. Vygie’s ultimate roast chicken

As we mentioned in the intro, many of our readers are busy preparing for the festive season, and this recipe comes from our brand-new Christmas hub. Developed by Rose and Adam Williams of Vygie Kitchen and Dining Room, it’s part of their classic farm Christmas menu. It was perfected over many Sunday lunches, so it’s easy to see why so many of you were interested in it!

Vygie’s ultimate roast chicken

Find the recipe for Vygie’s ultimate roast chicken here.

CHECK OUT: The TASTE Christmas hub

4. Trout skins with easy hummus and spicy labneh

We’re not sure whether you’re curious about Woolworths’ new rainbow trout skin crisps, or if the easy hummus and spice labneh drew you to click on this. We just know many of you did!

Find the recipe for trout skins with easy hummus and spicy labneh here

3. Air-fryer milk tart

One of South Africa’s favourite desserts made in arguably the most popular appliance in the world? We’re not surprised to see this recipe in the top three. It’s taken from food consultant and recipe developer Louisa Holst’s cookbook, The South African Air Fryer Cookbook and No Fuss Food. 

airfryer Milk tart

Find the recipe for Air fryer milk tart here.

Find more air fryer recipes here.

2. Home-made pizza base

One of our popular Friday Food Fights was all about pizza. It must have gotten many of you in the mood to make pizza from scratch because you dashed to the website for this easy home-made pizza recipe!

Homemade pizza base

Find the recipe for a home-made pizza base here.

1. Preserved lemon roast chicken

Just when you thought you’d seen every version of roast chicken, deputy food editor Khanya Mzongwana hit us with this beauty! There’s so much to love in this recipe; the lemony chicken with perfectly crisp skin, the green bean pesto that’s perfect for summer, the bed of rosmarino to make it a full meal — honestly, this is Sunday lunch perfection.

Preserved lemon roast chicken

Find the recipe for preserved lemon roast chicken here. 

Bonus: Check out this awesome recreation of Khanya’s preserved lemon roast chicken by @cooking_bybella on Instagram!


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