British quality grocer shares quick and easy delicious recipes to cook and enjoy at home
There has been a lot more cooking and baking going on in our kitchens since March, with some unusual trends springing up, according to online search data. We crunched the numbers and have come up with five lockdown food favourites just in time for a whole lot of home-cooking this Eid. And yes, they include banana bread and cheese scones …
- Banana Bread. A winning way to use up ripe bananas that are past their best, banana bread is a pretty popular bake to make all year round. But in March and April alone, ‘banana bread recipes’ was entered into Google over one million times! It’s all gone bananas… Recipes here.
- Quick, easy, sweet or savoury and satisfying to eat…. it’s no wonder scones have experienced a revival. The term ‘scones recipe’ has been searched for four times as much in the past two months than in the last two years. It doesn’t settle whether the cream should be added before the jam or vice versa, so we’ll leave that one to you. Recipes here.
- Pancakes are normally saved for an indulgent weekend treat or enjoyed just once a year on Pancake Tuesday, but with more of us at home and no commutes to contend with, it seems every day is Pancake Day! Pancake recipes have been searched for over half a million times in the past two months – that’s 200,000 more times than in the past two years. Recipes here.
- You may have struggled to get hold of flour in lockdown. The reason? More people than ever are making bread. Naan, focaccia, sourdough bread has really taken off, along with the endlessly useful classic white loaf which is perfect for toast and sandwiches. Recipes here.
- Creamy carbonara, spaghetti Bolognese, comforting pasta bakes… many of us can’t get enough of pasta in our average weekly meals, and during lockdown, we were still super keen on this Italian staple. The trend for making pasta from scratch has rocketed too – you can find a link to how to make fresh pasta below. Recipes here.