Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Looking at 2015: my top 10 most popular recipes

It's always a bit of a revelation for me when I look at the stats of the posts written over the year. Some recipes gain a lot of pageviews, yet in my opinion they are nothing special. Some, which I was hoping would attract more attention, have relatively modest results. Desserts usually win stats-wise.
So, starting with the lowest scorer of top 10:

No. 10 Chocolate bundt cake with crystallised violet petals was pretty and tasty. I was actually quite proud of that cake.

No.9 Apple bread was baked with the apples from our own garden. We had a huge crop this year, and I've been trying to use as many apples as possible. Not a great looker, but tasted lovely.

No. 8 Salad with spring greens was made with freshly picked new dandelion leaves, garlic greens and primroses. Can't wait for a new batch of greens to appear in the garden when the spring comes.

No.7 Italian style scrambled eggs were a twist on a scrambled eggs dish, and very nice they were too. But is it worthy of being in top 10? Not in my opinion. Yet it had a lot of visitors.

No.6 Pasta alla Norma is a classic Italian recipe of a pasta cooked with aubergines and creamy ricotta cheese. Pure comfort food.

No. 5 Coconut sugar cookies were made with a coconut sugar, flavoured with tamarind and turmeric. This was the first time I have tried the coconut sugar in baking.

No.4 Grilled prawns and courgette salad was full of summer flavours. Last summer we were eating lots of salads, and after all the winter stodgy comfort foods I am craving some salads now.

No.3 Lemon drizzle cake recipe was inspired by the book I read back in summer, called Hippy Dinners. It was a wonderfully moist zesty cake, and I really must bake it again soon.

No. 2 A Russian recipe for Curd cheese cookies was one of the top contenders for the laurels of the most popular blog recipe of 2015. Maybe the photos looked appetizing, as the photo of these cookies has also appeared as one of my most liked images on Instagram for the last year.

Yet I would have never guessed that the first place will go to...
No.1. Blackberry and apple pie, a timeless classic, simple and delicious. It is a super seasonal treat, which we all enjoy so much.

Happy new year!
Share your 2015 - Belle du Brighton


  1. What a delicious selection! Will bookmark and pin all to add to our repertoire for the new year. Happy cooking in 2016! Lx

    1. Thank you Leta! Happy new year to you and your family!

  2. A lovely selection - it's always surprising which posts end up being popular !

    1. Thank you Cheryl! A total surprise. Which ones made your top ten?

  3. Happy New Year! Great selection of recipes, makes me hungry just reading the list ;)
    All the best for 2016!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

  4. I make a great lemon drizzle cake. You have some gorgeous recipes here. The chocolate cake and blackberry pie look particularly good.

    1. Forgot to say popped over from Belledubrighton end of year linky.

  5. Oh Galina you've made my mouth water and it's too late to even think about creating one of these recipes! I've got a mega sweet tooth so am drawn to the sweet ones of course but the Italian scrambled eggs look amazing too!
    Thank you so much for linking up!