Making perfect pancakes
Dan Lepard shares a couple of secrets to help you make perfect thin, crepe-style pancakes.
What did we eat/cook/want to cook/pretend to want to cook in 2016? It was a case of stacks on, with both pancakes and crepes making Google's top 10 recipe search terms in Australia for 2016. "How to make pancakes" was the third most searched how-to phrase, behind the perennial "how to tie a tie".
Recipe search runner-up carbonara made the move to brunch menus this year, with Small Axe Kitchen in Melbourne's Brunswick, and Brisbane's Morning After serving hangover-friendly riffs – just hold the cream.
According to Google Trends data, Australians got their bake on this year, with banana bread, scones, brownies and quiche all rising to the top.
Here's the top 10 (plus recipes to save you searching!).
Jill Dupleix's Nutella pancake stack. Photo: William Meppem
Breakfast carbonara at Small Axe Kitchen in Brunswick. Photo: Wayne Taylor
It's time to ban the cream from your carb'. It's the number one crime against carbonara, according to these golden principles of the popular pasta dish.
See also Adam Liaw's classic cream-free recipe.
Jill Dupleix's banana bread. Photo: Edwina Pickles
Recipe here (salted caramel optional)
English scones by Jason Atherton. Photo: Supplied
Karen Martini's hummus topped with crispy chickpeas. Photo: Marina Oliphant
Perhaps we've realised how easy it is to whip up this dip.
Dan Lepard's classic cream cheesecake with chocolate ginger cookie crumb. Photo: William Meppem
Or go the full DIY with Dan Lepard's retro recipe, and bake the cookies for the crust.
Eat your greens! Cram them into this buttermilk quiche. Photo: William Meppem
Try Jill Dupleix's seasonal buttermilk quiche with asparagus, pea and zucchini (recipe here).
Chocolate mousse. Photo: Marina Oliphant
A simple sugar, eggs and chocolate trifecta (recipe here).
Or cool off with a cone of chocolate mousse ice-cream (recipe here).
Jill Dupleix's savoury crepes. Photo: William Meppem
Flip it and try a savoury take with Jill Dupleix's crepes with beef and mushrooms (recipe here).
Bake a batch of brownies for a picnic. Photo: William Meppem
Eat cake for breakfast with Jill Dupleix's breakfast brownies (recipe here).
Dan Lepard's boozy brownies with shiraz syrup would make a lovely grown-up Christmas gift (recipe here).