Top 10 Recipes of 2016 plus fellow food bloggers’ top recipes!

Top 10 Recipes of 2016 - Fab Food 4 All As we see in a new year it’s time to reflect on the last 12 months and share with you the Top 10 Recipes of 2016 plus fellow food bloggers’ top recipes .It’s been a really great year for Fab Food 4 All. I never imagined when I started this blog nearly 5 years ago that it would become my job but it did and I love it. Last month I was ranked Number 1 on Foodies 100 and that was a huge thrill as it’s something I always wanted to achieve but never knew if it would actually be possible. When I was at school I was very competitive when it came to Home Economics and our teacher Mrs Stevens spurred this on by having our weekly marks up on a board for all to see. I don’t think there were many weeks when I didn’t lead the board and so it wasn’t a surprise when I went on to win the school prize for Home Economics.

Greengage Jam - Fab Food 4 All

I’ve been looking at the Top 10 Recipes of 2016 on Fab Food 4 All and there seems to be a common thread linking every recipe, they’re all traditional British recipes and there’s a lot of comfort food there too. There’s also a lot of jam as this did become a passion of mine and still is despite only picking up my wooden jam spoon a few years ago. It really is never to late to learn a new skill and even when things go wrong it’s never a waste but a learning experience (I’m thinking of my runny Greengage jam earlier this year that I learned could be fixed)!

Top 10 Recipes of 2016 - Fab Food 4 All

So without further ado here are the Top 10 Recipes of 2016 that got the most views:

1. Easy Blackberry & Apple Jam – think this has topped the chart every year!

2. Bacon & Potato Layer Bake – a dish I grew up with and adapted.

3. Damson Jam – made with Damsons from my parents’ garden!

4. Quick One Punnet Strawberry (1st prize winning) – inspired by the quick jams  on Great British Bake Off!

5. One Pot Minced Beef Hotpot – inspired by Coronation Street and the first Hotpot I’d ever made!

Top 10 Recipes of 2016 - Fab Food 4 All

6. ActiFry Chicken Thighs – possibly the easiest recipe ever and so versatile!

7. Nutella Brioche Pudding – the result of a bargain buy and even got published in The Guardian!

8. Plum & Apple Jam – such a beautiful colour and joyous delicate flavour.

9. Monday Pie – a quick and easy dish to use up your leftover roast beef from Sunday!

10. Bacon Roly Poly – a truly traditional recipe I adapted.

So that’s enough about me, let’s see what some of my fellow bloggers’ top read recipes of the year were!

Gin & Lime Marmalade – Feeding Boys

Slow Cooker Rolled Brisket with Red Wine & Thyme – Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole – BakingQueen74

One Pot Vietnamese Beef Stew – Supergolden Bakes

Salt Beef, Bagels & Pickled Veggies – It’s not easy being greedy

Kavey’s Chicken Tarragon Pasta Bake – Kavey Eats

How to make Scotch Broth like a Scot – Farmersgirl Kitchen

Pickled Onions – The Crafty Larder

Courgette Polpette – Knead Whine

Blue Cheese Sauce – The Greedy Gourmet

Double Chocolate Malteser Traybake – Jo’s Kitchen

Cream Egg Cheesecake – Taming Twins

Rose Syrup and what to do with it – Tin & Thyme

Hot Cross Bun & Butter Pudding – Munchies & Munchkins

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up! It just remains for me to wish you all a very Happy New Year lets hope 2017 is a good one. Thank you for all your support whether you read my recipes, shared them with me on twitter, are a subscriber, follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, G+, Flipboard or Tumblr. Without your support I wouldn’t be here doing a job I love so keep up the good work! And finally a big thank you to all the brands I have worked with over the last year and in particular Birds Eye as I used to work in their PR Department (back when it was Birds Eye Wall’s) so it was like going full circle:-)

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  1. Char Keddy

    The cream cheese egg sounds right up my alley. Yummm!! xx

  2. saira khan

    thanks for sharing such a nice article its really amazing to have many delicious recipes .

  3. Karen Burns-Booth

    LOVELY selection of tasty food and treats here Camilla! Happy New Year to you too! Karen

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Karen, a belated Happy New Year to you too:-)

  4. Sally - My Custard Pie

    What a fabulous compendium of delicious recipes. Gin and lime marmalade jumped out from the page! Happy New Year

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sally, yes Katie’s recipe does sound fab:-)

  5. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    I love that your jams are always so popular, you’re the jam queen! Some lovely recipes here Camilla – here’s to 2017 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca, yes it’s funny how making a jam recipe simpler like the Blackberry & Apple one can capture the nation’s attention:-)

  6. Heather Haigh

    Brilliant collection of recipes. Thank you very much.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Heather:-)

  7. Choclette

    I can see why your jams are so popular, they all look gorgeous. I especially like the photo of the jam on the scone. Happy New Year to you too – I hope it proves to be a good one. AND that we get to see a few more jam recipes 😀

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Choclette, I do love my jam making;-) Happy New Year to you too:-)

  8. Elizabeth

    Such a fab collection of recipes! Isn’t it funny how they all seem to be traditional comfort food recipes – it just goes to show there’s a reason they’re made over and over again! Thanks for including my brisket recipe, and all the best for 2017!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth, yes I think it must be to do with our cold climate and needing comfort from our food:-) Wishing you a Happy 2017 too:-)

  9. Amy Fidler

    These all look scrumptious xx

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Amy:-)

  10. Kavey

    Love that your Home Ecs teacher had a leader board – we never did anything like that at our school but I am grateful we still had proper cookery classes – these days, if they have anything at all it’s “designing” a new sandwich with more time spent on mocking up the packaging and marketing materials!

    1. Camilla

      My kids have done cooking at school but it’s nothing like the Food & Nutrition GCSE or Home Economics A Level I did where we learned about the science of cooking and nutrition which I think is vital and a life skill everyone should be equipped with in order to have a healthy diet.

      1. Kavey

        We did straight cookery, I didn’t do it to exam level so had to stop at end of my 3rd year of high school. But we learned to book both savoury and sweet dishes from scratch. Stews, pizza including the dough, fruit pies and crumbles and so on! Very useful.

  11. Janice

    Congratulations on a really successful year,Camilla. It’s always a pleasure to visit your blog and chat with you on social media. Here’s to even more success and happiness for you and your family. in 2017

    1. Camilla

      Aaw Janice, what a lovely comment, it’s always a please to visit your blog and chat with you too:-) Wishing you and your family a fantastic 2017.

  12. Lucy

    What a great list of recipes, I definitely need to try one of your jam recipes this year! Thanks for linking to my sausage casserole too.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Lucy and I have your sausage casserole in my sights:-)

  13. Chris Hunt

    I love your jams Camilla. I swear by your one punnet strawberry jam and use it as a guide for making other jams.
    Taking inspiration from your plum and apple jam, I made a plum and orange jam. Wow, it was great and made me realise oranges are not just for marmalade.
    I have your gooseberry and apple jam in the back of my mind for later in the year. The PYO field always has tons of goos-gogs that go begging. I think we should re-invent the goos-gog. xx
    Got this page bookmarked for future reference. Looking forward to your 2017 creations.

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thank you so much Chris, such lovely feedback and glad to have inspired you in your jam making. I was never keen on gooseberries as a child but now they are out of fashion I really miss them and must do more to promote them this year:-)

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