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Our most popular summer recipes

What you clicked – and cooked – during the summer months. From classic Christmas recipes to vibrant summer salads.
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Summer recipes call for barbecued dishes, salads, Vietnamese rice paper rolls and winning seafood dishes. So, it’s no wonder that these make up the bulk of our most popular summer recipes.

Of course, summer Christmas recipes were in high demand – Eton mess, boiled Christmas pudding and AP Bakery’s mango and macadamia merveilleux were highly sought after, as was our recipe for a whole glazed ham and how to make porchetta. And of course, classic Christmas side dishes such as mac and cheese and golden, crisp roast potatoes.

And will the allure of baking ever abate? It seems not, especially when lemon tarts, Persian love cakes and Black Star Pastry’s ulta-famous strawberry and watermelon cake are involved.

So, be it Christmas cooking or fresh and punchy recipes for hot summer days, these are the recipes to turn to.

Here are our most popular summer recipes to make this season.

Eton Mess
Photo: William Meppem

Eton mess

Photo: James Moffatt

Vietnamese rice paper rolls

How to master your Christmas ham glaze
Photo: John Paul Urizar

How to master your Christmas ham glaze

An arrangement displaying two hanging Christmas puddings, wrapped in calico, and a table arranged with a white pudding bowl, a grey tea towel, kitchen string, scissors and a wrapped Christmas pudding
Photo: Jason Loucas

How to make a boiled Christmas pudding

Eggplant parmigiana
Photo: William Meppem

Eggplant parmigiana

Photo: Dean Wilmot

How to make porchetta

Quinoa salad with pomegranate, pumpkin and ashed goat’s cheese
Photo: John Paul Urizar

Quinoa salad with pomegranate, pumpkin and ashed goat’s cheese

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds
Photo: William Meppem

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

Photo: Brett Stevens

How to make semifreddo

Mixed tomato salad with burrata
Photo: Prue Ruscoe

Mixed tomato salad with burrata

Strawberry and watermelon cake
Photo: Dieu Tan

Black Star Pastry’s strawberry and watermelon cake

In the foreground, a grey dish holding a pile of steamed mussels with chopped tomatoes and basil, on a dark blue tablecloth. In the background, a copper pot holding more of said mussels.
Photo: William Meppem

Bar Alto’s mussels with chilli, garlic and white wine

Classic egg and potato salad
Photo: John Paul Urizar

Classic egg and potato salad

Pumpkin ravioli with sage
Photo: William Meppem

Pumpkin ravioli with sage brown butter

Persian love cake
Photo: Chris Chen

Gerard Yaxley’s Persian love cake

Beef cheeks
Photo: William Meppem

Beef cheeks

A whole lemon tart on a black wire rack being dusted with icing sugar.
Photo: Rob Shaw

How to make a lemon tart

Grilled scallops in the shell
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Grilled scallops in the shell

Crisp eggplant with fish-fragrant sauce
Photo: Jason Loucas

Dan Hong’s crisp eggplant with fish-fragrant sauce

Shortcrust pastry
Photo: Ben Dearnley

How to make shortcrust pastry

Roti canai
Photo: Dean Wilmot

Tony Tan’s guide to making roti canai

Best winter recipes: Beef and potato Massaman curry
Photo: William Meppem

Beef and potato Massaman curry

Perfect roast potatoes
Photo: Chris Chen

The perfect recipe for duck-fat roast potatoes

cross-section of meringue log cake coated in coconut flakes, displaying two yellow layers with mango chunks and
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Mango macadamia merveilleux with Dulcey cream

Photo: Ben Dearnley

The ultimate mac and cheese

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