Doing the rounds on Twitter right now is the #7favouritecomfortfoods hashtag, with everyone from Nigella Lawson to Fuschia Dunlop chiming in with the foods that help make life a little softer when it's especially hard and pointy (ie now).
The thread originated from a tweet by London-based food writer Jenny Lindford, who kicked off her list, and the hashtag, with baked egg custard.
What followed is a long thread of comfort food favourites, including Nigella's nostalgia-heavy classics of choice.
Well, I take the view that all food is comfort food, but I get the point. My #7favouritecomfortfoods are— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) July 26, 2020
1. Steamed syrup sponge and custard
4. My Mother’s Praised Chicken
6. Bread and butter
7. Fish finger sandwich https://t.co/mAHNhQNjLs
A skim through show that simple foods, often involving butter, cream, cheese or ideally a combo of the three are universally comforting. Hot buttered toast, shepherds pie and rice pudding are high among them.
Sticky golden syrup pudding - top of Nigella's favourite comfort foods. Photo: Rebecca Hallas
So what are your favourite comfort foods? According goodfood.com.au's statistics, here are our seven favourite comfort foods from the past six months, which let's face it, have been anything but comfortable for anyone.
Adam Liaw's potato rosti is goodfood.com.au's most popular recipe so far in 2020. Photo: William Meppem
7. Marvellous meatballs. From Katrina Meynink's Khao soi chicken meatballs to the good ole fashioned traditional meatballs with spaghetti, we're rolling in them. Find 35 of the best in our ballin' collection.