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When on the hunt for new or interesting recipes, the internet is the usual first port of call. And here at FDL.com we have a whole portfolio of popular recipes designed to suit most budding cooks searching for that perfect new recipe, come breakfast time or dinner.
As 2018 draws to a close it's always interesting to look back and reflect on the most popular recipes over the year on FineDiningLovers. Those recipes that have been the most searched online, gained the most traction and generally stood out for our readers in a sea of choice.
The result is a surprisingly eclectic mix of global tastes, with the most searched recipes ranging from traditional Chinese Peking duck to Portuguese Bachalau and Japanese green tea mochi to French Mont Blanc dessert.
Take a look and see all the recipes that made the top 10 this year.
Popular Recipes on FDL 2018
1. Mooncake Recipe
These symbolic cakes eaten during the Chinese Mid Autumn festival remain in prime position as an all-time favourite recipe. Have you tried them yet?
2. Bacalhau a Bras Recipe
This dish of cod dried with salt is a steadfast favourite. While there are various spins on the dish in various countries, this classic recipe from Portugal remains popular.
3. Green Tea Mochi Recipe
Soft chewy mochi might hail from Japan, but they're now popular the world over hence home cooks checking out the recipe. Although the ferocity with which the mochi rice is pounded into a dough to make short grain rice cakes in Japan is always fascinating: watch the video.
4. Mont Blanc Recipe
This French dessert is made with only three main ingredients – meringue, whipped cream and sweetened chestnut cream, which is perhaps why it's top of the charts when it comes to dessert searches.
5. Peking Duck with Pancakes Recipe
This might be a takeaway favourite, but our readers are evidently still keen to take on the challenge of making the perfect crispy skinned Peking duck at home.
6. Red Liquorice Recipe
Black liquorice might still be the classic, but that's not to stop our readers experimenting with strawberry coloured red liquorice candy.
7. Chocolate Cake Without Baking Powder Recipe
It comes as little surprise that chocolate cake makes it into the top ten. But this moist and dense version comes with a special twist - no baking powder.
8. Cantonese Style Steamed Salmon Recipe
Salmon is always a popular fish, but this recipe keeps it healthy by steaming the fillets then adding a powerful flavour punch by topping off with a spring onion, garlic and sesame oil dressing.
9. Spring Roll Recipe
Again, another takeaway favourite, but also made easily at home with this popular recipe, meaning you can have piping hot crunchy spring rolls on the table when you like.
10. Zuccini Lasagne Raw Vegan Recipe
Lasagna is a classically popular dish, but our readers have been interested in taking it raw and vegan in this recipe made with zucchini, basil pesto and macadamia cheese.