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All-time top 20 recipes

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Discover our most popular dishes of all time. From delicious sweet treats such as banana loaf and chocolate brownies to hearty mains like cottage pie and spaghetti Bolognese.

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  • Pancakes on a plate with lemon wedges

    Easy pancakes

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.527 ratings

    Learn a skill for life with our foolproof crêpe recipe that ensures perfect pancakes every time – elaborate flip optional

  • Four Yorkshire puddings in a baking tin

    Best Yorkshire puddings

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.975 ratings

    The secret to getting gloriously puffed-up Yorkshire puddings is to have the fat sizzling hot and don't open the oven door!

  • Chilli con carne cooking in a pan with chocolate melting on top

    Chilli con carne recipe

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.2388 ratings

    This great chilli recipe has to be one of the best dishes to serve to friends for a casual get-together. An easy sharing favourite that uses up storecupboard ingredients.

  • Sliced banana bread topped with drizzle and banana chips on a serving plate

    Banana bread

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.1645 ratings

    A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen. It's great for using up overripe bananas, too.

  • Two bowls of spaghetti topped with bolognese sauce and a pan of extra sauce on the side.

    The best spaghetti bolognese recipe

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.826 ratings

    Our best ever spaghetti bolognese is super easy and a true Italian classic with a meaty, chilli sauce. This recipe comes courtesy of BBC Good Food user Andrew Balmer

  • Brownies being held up on a plate

    Best ever chocolate brownies recipe

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.2418 ratings

    A foolproof brownie recipe for a squidgy chocolate bake. Watch our recipe video to help you get a perfect traybake every time.

  • Victoria sponge cake on a plate with a slice cut out

    Classic Victoria sandwich recipe

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.991 ratings

    The perfect party cake, a Victoria sponge is a traditional bake everyone will love. Makes an easy wedding cake, too

  • Close up of perfect spaghetti carbonara on a plate ready to eat

    Ultimate spaghetti carbonara recipe

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.647 ratings

    Discover how to make superb spaghetti carbonara. This cheesy pasta dish is an Italian favourite and with the right technique, you can make it perfect every time

  • Scones with jam & clotted cream on a plate

    Classic scones with jam & clotted cream

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.1277 ratings

    You can have a batch of scones on the table in 20 minutes with Jane Hornby's storecupboard recipe, perfect for unexpected guests

  • Lemon drizzle cake loaf on a pretty platter

    Lemon drizzle cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.2660 ratings

    It's difficult not to demolish this classic lemon drizzle in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?

  • Golden baked toad-in-the-hole in large rectangular dish

    Toad-in-the-hole

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.363 ratings

    Serve this comforting classic made with chipolata sausages and a simple batter – it’s easy enough that kids can help make it.

  • Roast potatoes scattered with salt in a baking tin

    Ultimate roast potatoes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.289 ratings

    This foolproof recipe will ensure even first timers get crispy skins and fluffy insides. Make sure your roast potatoes are perfect for Sunday lunch or even Christmas dinner

  • Cottage pie in a rectangular dish with portion taken out

    Cottage pie

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.846 ratings

    This great-value family favourite freezes beautifully and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

  • Apple crumble in a round decorative dish with serving spoon

    The best apple crumble

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.342 ratings

    You can't beat a traditional apple filling topped with crispy, buttery crumble - classic comfort food at its best

  • Cauliflower cheese in large dish with spoon

    Cauliflower cheese

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.343 ratings

    Pop this classic side dish in the oven when you take your roast chicken out to rest, so there's no hot shelf juggling

  • A selection of iced cupcakes

    Cupcake recipe

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.337 ratings

    Bake these easy vanilla cupcakes in just 35 minutes. Perfect for birthdays, picnics or whenever you fancy a sweet treat, they're sure to be a crowd-pleaser

  • Dauphinoise potatoes in an oval dish with portion out

    Dauphinoise potatoes

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.263 ratings

    Thin slices of potato slow cooked in the oven with cream and garlic – the most decadent of side dishes

  • Chocolate chip cookies on a plate with a small glass bottle of milk

    Vintage chocolate chip cookies

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.1074 ratings

    An easy chocolate chip cookie recipe for soft biscuits with a squidgy middle that will impress family and friends. Make plenty as they're sure to be a hit

  • A chocolate cake on a cake stand with chocolate shards on top

    Easy chocolate cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.344 ratings

    Master the chocolate cake with an airy, light sponge and rich buttercream filling. It's simple enough for an afternoon tea but special enough for a party too

  • Flapjacks on greaseproof paper

    Yummy golden syrup flapjacks

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.455 ratings

    Bake these 4-ingredient flapjacks – they're easy to make and ready in half an hour. Add chocolate drops, desiccated coconut or sultanas, if you like

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