10 recipes you couldn’t get enough of in February

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Peppermint Crisp tart recipe

It may not be winter yet, but TASTE readers already seem to be craving all the comfort foods of colder months. Four of the top 10 recipes are desserts. The rest? Dumplings, potatoes, chicken and something special for Easter.

Our most read recipes in February suggest a shift to enjoying the simpler things. Let’s get back to basics, shall we?

10. Peanut butter-and-blueberry loaf

Peanut butter-and-blueberry loaf recipe

Try the peanut butter-and-blueberry loaf recipe here.

9. Traditional homemade hot cross buns

Just in time for Easter…

Try the traditional homemade hot cross buns recipe here.

8. Viv’s quick-and-easy panko chicken

Viv's quick-and-easy panko chicken

Cook’s note: Add sweet potato wedges and onion and roast with the chicken, which is equally good hot or cold.
Try Viv’s quick-and-easy panko chicken recipe here.

7. Potato salad


Potato salad recipe

This has to be the most lavish potato salad you will ever make.

Try the potato salad recipe here.

6. Peppermint Crisp tart

Peppermint Crisp tart recipe

Cook’s note: Effortless and quick, this tart takes a maximum of 30 minutes to make (not including chilling time). The recipe makes one large tart big enough for at least 12 people, which makes for excellent leftovers (if there are any).

Try the Peppermint Crisp tart recipe here.

5. Sweet chilli chicken

easy chicken recipes

Two ingredients. An hour in the oven. Done.
Try the sweet chilli chicken recipe here.

4. Traditional malva pudding


Try the traditional malva pudding here.

3. Crispy balsamic sage potatoes

Crispy balsamic sage potatoes recipe

Cook’s note: If you happen to have any left over (take our advice, people, just make extra!), enjoy them cold with a charcuterie board.

Try the crispy balsamic sage potatoes recipe here.

2. No-bake cheesecake



Try the no-bake cheesecake recipe here.

And the number one recipe for February is…

1. Dombolo (dumplings)!

Dombolo recipe

Cook’s note: If you cover the dough with clingwrap, spray the clingwrap with cooking spray before covering so the dough doesn’t stick. For something different, try adding a cup of drained canned corn kernels. You can make dumplings using half mielie meal and half cake flour, but you can use only flour if you prefer.
Try the dombolo recipe here.

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Melissa Wentzel Article by: Melissa Wentzel

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