Cake balls, giant cupcakes, homemade bread, Royal wedding recipes and...cheese sarnies? Check out our predictions for the top recipes of 2011
Cake balls, giant cupcakes, fish recipes, Royal wedding recipes and…cheese sarnies? Check out our predictions for the top recipes of 2011
By Katy Salter
Fish will be big news when Jamie, Gordon and Hugh F-W launch the Fish Fight to save endangered fish species and encourage us to eat other fish – including trout, mackerel, crab and something called dab! These types of fish are cheap and healthy too – give them a try.
Making homemade bread is popular because it saves you money – and it’s easier than you think. Last year, goodtoknow users loved Paul Hollywood’s crusty cob loaf from the Great British Bake Off. This year, we predict quick, cheap and easy soda bread will be popular – thanks to new BBC2 show Baking Made Easy, starting mid-Jan.
We love these cute mini cakes and predict 2011 will be the year of the Cake balls. In 2010 you loved Whoopie pies and the next big thing is cake balls and cake pops – mini cakes on a stick. Check goodtoknow for more cake ball and cake pop recipes soon.
Yes – you read it correctly, we think the humble cheese sandwich will be hot stuff in 2011! Classic British sarnies like cheese, ham or tuna mayo are cheap to make and perfect for lunchboxes and afternoon tea. Even posh supermarket Waitrose has got in on the act and launched a plain cheese sandwich for £1 – apparently they’re flying off the shelves.
MasterChef is back soon – and it’s going to be bigger than ever, with a massive new kitchen and John and Gregg auditioning contestants. We’ve got lots of MasterChef recipes on goodtoknow, including recipes from John Torode, Gregg Wallace and Michel Roux Jr.
We’re all cutting back in the recession but cheap doesn’t have to mean beans on toast. We’ve got 100s of cheap recipes at goodtoknow, including lots of ideas for cheap family meals under £1 a head, like this delicious Broccoli macaroni cheese for 78p per portion.
We can’t wait for the Royal Wedding – Kate’s dress, Wills looking handsome – and a day off! And if you’re throwing a Royal Wedding party, what better recipe to make than Coronation chicken, a dish first created for the Queen’s Coronation in 1953.
Slow cookers are perfect for busy mums – you put in the ingredients for a stew, curry or chilli, set the timer – and get on with your day. Sales of slow cookers are booming and goodtoknow users love them – ‘I’m in love with my slow cooker and use it at least three times a week,’ says goodtoknow user Vickie. Look out for new Slow Cooker recipes on goodtoknow soon.
Lots of brides will be after a cake like Kate Middleton’s this year and homemade wedding cakes are cheaper and tastier. If you’re not getting hitched, a Royal Wedding party is a great excuse to make a wedding-style cake – like Rachel Allen’s gorgeous walnut cake.
What’s not to love about a giant cupcake? Goodtoknow users loved goodtoknow user Samantha‘s giant cupcake recipe in 2010, and sent us some brilliant pics of your own creations. We predict giant cupcakes will be even bigger (in every sense) in 2011.