You swore after the prolonged confinement of 2021 that you would not cook anymore. But here you are, staring longingly into the pantry at that half-used bag of flour, wondering what masterpiece you could whip up with the time saved on your commute.
We hear you.
And with every “work from home where you can” order comes another viral cooking trend.
In 2020 we had the infamous Banana Bread, then Beer Bread, and in 2021 we had Homemade Big Macs and Sweet Chili Rolls. If the Oscars were based on confined food, they would have won Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
So what will 2022 bring us? Well, hang on to your disheveled flour sacks, because we’ve got you covered. From Ferrero infusions to the simplest fruitcake in the world. This is where your food rations will be put to better use under the red light.
Slice of Ferrero and Snickers cookies
Got a box of Ferreros that’s been sitting in the back of the pantry since Christmas? You swore 2022 would be the year of the fitpo, but these golden delights are calling your name. Say no more, fam. The legendary Kitty’s Kitchen, which went viral in 2021 for its sweet chili, ham and cream cheese rolls has come to the rescue! This slice of Ferrero and Snickers cookies will satisfy even the most socially distant sweet tooth.
The World’s Easiest Summer Fruitcake
Try the world’s easiest summer fruitcake. It’s easy, it’s beautiful, and it’s filled with warm spices that will make you nostalgic.
Find the recipe HERE.
Poached eggs and salmon with pesto
While you might be lamenting that flat white you usually grab on your way to the office, you can spend your commute whipping up something a little more appealing than that piece of Marmite on toast that usually slides around from the passenger seat on your way to work. Take inspiration from Hitch Cooks, with their poached eggs and salmon in pesto, topped with a drizzle of chili oil and fried salmon skin cut and sprinkled on top.
Annabel Langbein’s Three Ingredient Chocolate Mousse
Skip the supermarket and reward yourself for getting through the day with Annabel Langbein’s Three Ingredient Chocolate Mousse. This delicious, silky chocolate mousse is very rich, so Langbein says you’ll only need a small glass or bowl each – which honestly sounds like a challenge and we’ll take it.
Find the full recipe HERE.
Burnt Butter Protein Pancakes
These may look like a devilish treat sent to derail your goals of “staying healthy at red lights,” but this stack of pancakes from Alex’s Kitchen Story is actually pretty guilt-free. Alex, whose Big Mac at home went viral during the last lockdown, uses oats, bananas, milk, eggs and a pinch of cinnamon for the pancakes. It’s up to you from here whether to top them with fruit and a little nut butter or use them to pile them with this slice of Ferrero and Snickers cookies from Kitty’s Kitchen – so you don’t put a damper on them. ideas in the head of anyone or anything.
Quick breakfast bread
Get ready for the day with Angela Casley’s Quick Breakfast Bread. Make this bread the night before and spice up your morning by toasting it in a frying pan or under the broiler. Who is even this fancy new 2022 version of you? ! For creative toppings, try salted hash with a fried egg, or cream cheese, salmon and dill, or for a third fitpo option, try kale and lightly roasted tomatoes.
Get the full recipe HERE.