Nigella shares her #7favouritecomfortfoods - but what are ours?

Three Blue Ducks' Paris mash - as comforting as it gets.
Three Blue Ducks' Paris mash - as comforting as it gets.  Photo: Christopher Pearce

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. 

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.

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. 

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1. Potato dishes like this Potato Rosti by Adam Liaw and Danielle Alvarez's Perfect hot chips. Find more divine spud inspo in our ultimate potato recipe collection

2. Midweek-friendly pasta dishes like Neil Perry's Penne with chickpeas or  Adam Liaw's Fifty-fifty bolognese . Find more perfect pastas in our ultimate pasta recipe collection. 

3. Simple bakes like Jill Dupleix's Buttermilk scones. Find more sweet ideas in our 50 nostalgia bakes like Nanna used to make

Adam Liaw's potato rosti is goodfood.com.au's most popular recipe so far in 2020.

Adam Liaw's potato rosti is goodfood.com.au's most popular recipe so far in 2020. Photo: William Meppem

4. One-pans and one-pots like Katrina Meynink's Chicken and haloumi traybake and Neil Perry's classic Beef Bourguignon. Get on the low and slow bandwagon with our 50 warming winter one-pots. 

​5. Fried rice like RecipeTin Eats's Thai red curry fried rice. Here's 15 of our favourite fried rice dishes. 

6. An excellent roast chicken like Adam Liaw's Garlic butter roast chicken. Gather the fam around the table (or just enjoy quality leftovers for a week) with our 10 Sunday roast favourites. 

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.
 

What are your personal #7favouritecomfortfoods? Hop onto our social channels @goodfoodau on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and let us know.