10 of your favourite recipes in April 2024

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10 of your favourite recipes in April 2024

With chilly weather already starting in April, we got a sense of what winter is going to be like. And when it’s cold, warm comfort food is the best cure. That’s exactly what you craved this month. From stew and roasts to decadent desserts and snacks, here are the 10 most popular recipes for April.

10. Oat crunchies

Oat crunchies are one of those classic treats that work across the board. Tea time, lunchbox treat, filling your biscuit tin – oat crunchies can do it all and then some. This recipe by Khanya Mzongwana is not only really easy to make, it’s also customisable. Khanya suggests seeds, nuts, chocolate chips and raisins as additions, but you can literally add whatever you like.

Oatie crunchies

Find the recipe for oat crunchies here. 

9. Roasted butternut soup

Soup season came early this year along with the cold weather! Butternut is without a doubt a fave for many, and this version by Abigail Donnelly is ready in just 40 minutes! No wonder you flocked to this recipe. Abi also shares great soup toppers that you can have with this soup so it’s a little different every time.

Roasted butternut soup

Find the recipe for roasted butternut soup here. 

ALSO READ: 10 most popular recipes in March 2024 

8. Stovetop leg of lamb

It’s rare to see roast lamb in the top 10 this early in the year, but Eid fell earlier this year and we know that lamb has to make an appearance. This year you opted for Khanya Mzongwana‘s stovetop leg of lamb. Since it’s made on the stove, you’re oven is free for other dishes that need to be cooked for a special occasion. Winning!


Find the recipe for stovetop leg of lamb here. 

7. Mango lassi crème brûlée

Speaking of Eid, food blogger Saadiyah Hendricks created the ultimate dessert for the occasion. She combined rich, creamy crème brûlée and a sweet, tangy mango lassi to make this masterpiece. It clearly got you excited, since you couldn’t wait to try it!


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Find the recipe for mango lassi crème brûlée here. 

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6. Oxtail stew

Oxtail is good whether there’s a special occasion or not. This recipe by Mogau Seshoene, a.k.a. The Lazy Makoti, is one of our most popular oxtail recipes. It’s no surprise that you searched for this one when the chilly weather set in.


Find the recipe for oxtail stew here.

5. Beef stew

Abigail Donnelly’s beef stew is another slow-cooked comfort dish that you love. Not only is it delicious, it’s like being hugged from the inside. Serve it with mashed potatoes or steamed rice for even more comfort.

beef stew

Find the recipe for beef stew here. 

4. Spatchcocked chicken, cabbage and apple tray bake

We love a tray bake and it turns out you do too! This tray bake is a recipe from our Woolworths’ Everyday WList™ great value hub. This means that this dish comes in at under R50 per serving. Plus, it’s a one-pot recipe, so you’ll save on washing up, as well as rands.

Find the recipe for spatchcocked chicken, cabbage and apple tray bake here. 

CHECK OUT: Woolworths’ Everyday WList™ great value hub.

3. Malva pudding cake

Just when you thought you’d seen every version of malva pudding, Herman Lensing changed the game with this beauty. The custard and figs are already grand, but the pudding also has coffee, white and dark chocolate. This video was posted in the last week of April and shot straight up to the number 3 spot on the list. This is how much you loved this recipe.


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Find the recipe for malva pudding cake here. 

2. Velvety smooth lemon butter sauce

A classic lemon butter sauce is one of those little things that can make a huge impact. That’s why when Lurpak butter approached us to do a campaign with them, we knew we had to create the smoothest, most delicious lemon butter sauce there ever was. That’s exactly what Hannah Lewry did with this easy recipe. The best part? The sauce takes just 6 minutes to make!

Find the recipe for velvety smooth lemon butter sauce here.

1. Savoury cheat’s croissants

Cured meats and cheese wrapped in golden pastry – this recipe by Hannah Lewry is the epitome of comfort food. No wonder it was your favourite recipe in April! They may look labour-intensive and impressive, but it’s so easy your children can help you make them.

Find the recipe for savoury cheat’s croissants here. 

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