The most popular recipes in June

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The most popular recipes in June

1 June heralded the start of lockdown level 3 in South Africa, which meant restaurant deliveries started opening up, taking a little pressure off home cooks. On Google, recipe searches started falling again, after hitting a lifetime high on 5 April, but they’re still higher than the normal baseline for this time of year. For the most part, we’re all still cooking more than normal. As for the kind of recipes we’re reaching for, they’re largely comfort food.

1. Siba’s oxtail stew with dombolo

Siba’s oxtail stew came out tops in June. It contains two magic words for South Africans: oxtail and dombolo – both big search terms on their own. We also shared this on Instagram in June, which might be partly why it’s top of the pile.
oxtail stew with domboloGet the recipe for oxtail stew with dombolo here.

2. Clement Pedro’s banana loaf

We’re pleased to say your devotion to banana loaf has not waned, and we’re not surprised. This particular recipe is a seriously good one. Sprinkle some extra brown sugar for a bit of crunch, if you want to change it up a bit!
banana loaf
Get the recipe for banana loaf here

3. Jan Hendrik’s ultimate Peppermint Crisp tart

Jan Hendrik put lockdown to good use by making a handy video of this frankly insane recipe of his. It’s topped with chocolate milk shards, as if layers of chocolate cake and creamy Peppermint Crisp pudding weren’t enough.


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Get the recipe for Jan Hendrik’s ultimate Peppermint Crisp tart here.

4. Traditional malva pudding

As a nation, we sure do love this pudding! Abigail Donnelly’s traditional recipe is a no-fail winner.

traditional malva pudding
Get the recipe for traditional malva pudding here.

5. All-Bran rusks

Working from home requires more snacks than usual, plus rusk baking is a great weekend project.

All-bran rusks recipe
Get the recipe for All-Bran rusks here.

6. Boerewors stew

This proudly South African recipe is always popular in winter on our site. It’s all the flavours of a beloved braai in winter-friendly form.

Get the recipe for boerewors stew here.

7. Hidden centre chocolate brownies

Keletso Motau’s incredible caramel and choc chip cookie-stuffed brownies caused a stir on Instagram.
hidden centre chocolate brownies
Get the recipe for Keletso’s hidden chocolate brownies here.

8. Bertus Basson’s ultimate burger

The De Vrije Burger chef teamed up with author Deon Meyer to show us all how to cook the perfect burger. The video’s a great watch if you want to learn more about grilling the perfect burger, or writing a crime novel, for that matter.


9. Chocolate malva pudding

This chocolate malva-style pud is getting some love over on the TASTE Recipe Club on Facebook, where reader Yolandi Labuschagne served it with Woolies triple-caramel ice cream. Inspired!
Chocolate malva puddingGet the recipe for chocolate malva pudding here.


10. Fridge cake

Fridge cake couldn’t be easier and we love this one, in particular. Be warned: it’s addictive!
Get the recipe for chocolate-and-coconut marshmallow nutty fridge cake here.


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