These Were the Most Googled Recipes of 2016

Apparently, Australians are extremely keen to become kitchen masters - spurring a surprising rise in Google searches for particular recipes.

It appears certain recipes rose to the top of our curiosity this year, giving us a pretty clear snapshot of what you're all whipping up at home!

While, we're trying desperately to master our baking ahead of applications for the next series of The Great Australian Bake Off, it seems most of you are attempting to perfect your breakfast repertoire. 

Namely, pancakes! 

Yep, pancakes were the top recipe search for Aussies in the past year.

If you're guilty of being one of these Googlers, here are a few of our recipes to get you on your way. 

1. Pancakes

Pancakes are surprisingly easy to make, but can make a show-stopping brunch item when paired with the right ingredients! Whether you like chocolate, berries or butterscotch, we've got an endless list of pancake recipes, but one of our favourites is this banana and macadamia delight. 

2. Carbonara

There are many disputed way to make a carbonara. Cream or no cream? Mushrooms: yay or nay? Even top chefs can't decide! This Justine Schofield Carbonara is all about those eggs, but the equally fabulous Donna Hay, prefers to add something extra to her recipe.

3. Banana bread

In our experience, kids and adults go nuts for this recipe! Store-bought varieties are often full of sugar, so make your own to help control your sweeteners - and get use out of any overripe bananas in your fruit bowl! We like this Hemlsey + Hemsley recipe, which actually skips sugar all together, replacing with maple syrup instead. 

4. Scones

Arguably Britains greatest contribution to the Australian diet, scones are a staple at morning teas, bake sales and primary school cake stalls! While there is a host of new, fancy ways to add the flavour of the month to your scones, you can't beat the classic lemonade scone with jam and cream.

5. Hummus

Australia can't get enough of this healthy, chickpea-based dip. It's rich in protein and easy to make at home - requiring only a handful of ingredients for traditional recipes.

6. Cheesecake

Cheesecake can often be trickier to master - which is maybe why you're Googling it so much! With no end to the varieties available, we suggest having a go at this traditional New York-style cheesecake.

7. Quiche

Quiche is a great recipe to make at the start of the week, then enjoy for leftovers! Who better to guide your quiche-making journey than Australia's Best Amateur Baker from The Great Australian Bake Off, Olivia! Try her Bacon and Asparagus Quiche recipe, below.

8. Chocolate mousse

This old favourite is another common dessert found at dinner parties and lunches where everyone is told to 'bring a dish'. While sugar-free options are popular among the health-conscious, we prefer indulging in a decadent chocolate mousse.

9. Crepes

This French classic seems so simple, yet is difficult to master according to the best! For this reason, here's a recipe from trained French chef, Guillaume Brahimi. Try his recipe below, or go here for something simpler.

10. Brownie

Ah, the humble brownie. Well, for anyone who has stepped into a hipster cafe recently, you may have noticed they aren't so humble anymore! You'll often find brownies packed with nuts, caramel and other delicious, gooey add-ins. For a more substantial brownie recipe, you can't go wrong with Donna's molten choc-chunk brownies.

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