The most popular recipes of 2021

sausage rolls and sauce

Alice Piper

Posted December 22, 2021

From the classic sausage roll to a quirky pancake cereal, here are the five most-loved recipes for 2021, by you.

Whether you count yourself as a MasterChef, or prefer to keep things simple, whipping out the pots and pans became the favourite pastime of Victorians during lockdown. 

Following the massive amount of feedback we have received and hunger for more recipes, there is no denying our RACV Chefs had tastebuds tingling in 2021. 

With everything from the childhood classics to the adventurous new flavours, our chefs showcased their creative minds, allowing you to recreate the dishes in your very own home.  

The recipes you loved in 2021: 

Easy Sausage Rolls

Whether it's a lunchtime treat, after school snack or enjoyed while you watch your favourite sporting match, the sausage roll is an Aussie favourite and a mainstay in many homes across the country.  

RACV's Le Petit Gateau Executive Pastry Chef Amit Sinha shared this recipe ahead of the AFL Grand Final, and proved to be a winner for all of us.

In case you missed it, check out the recipe here


Sausage rolls


RACV Cape Schanck Resort Head Pastry Chef Shannon Thirumal showed us how bubbles are created in honeycomb by using a simple recipe using the magical ingredient - bicarbonate soda.  

See the recipe here, and find out how the heat from the sugar mix breaks down the bicarbonate soda causing it to release carbon dioxide gas. And it's that gas that causes the bubbles in the honeycomb, and it’s those bubbles that make the honeycomb expand! 



Stewed Apple and Rhubarb Crumble

There's nothing more classic than a spoonful of warm apple crumble to satisfy your sweet tooth, and with whirls of sugared apple and rhubarb, RACV Cape Schanck Resort's Head Pastry Chef Shannon Thirumal had readers dusting off their baking trays

Satisfying fruit, pastry, and ice cream lovers alike, this recipe was a winter crowd pleaser.


Apple and Rhubarb crumble

Pancake Cereal 

This recipe was a little more on the adventurous side, but it proved to be as delicious as it sounds. Basically, you make up a pancake mixture, pour into a squeezy bottle and dot little pancakes around a hot pan. Flip them over when they start to bubble, give them another minute or so, and you’re done!

Our readers came in droves to try this recipe – a great one for the kids to get involved with too!


pancake cereal with strawberries and butter

Salted Caramel Choc Chip Cookies

Our Le Petit GateauSalted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies with gooey caramel, delicious chocolate and moreish texture had thousands of our readers salivating. 

And what’s better - they only take 30 minutes to make, as well as making wonderful homemade presents. 


Salted caramel choc chip cookies

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