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Our 10 Most Popular Recipes in January

For the first stretch of 2021, as I’ve been eating popcorn covered in cheese powder—and, um, more popcorn covered in cheese powder—our Food52 community has been cooking and baking up a storm. Good for you! Behold: our top 10 new recipes this month. Forty percent of which involve Parmesan. Yes.

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    Auntie Adele’s Phyllo With Sutlaj

    Auntie Adele’s Phyllo With Sutlaj

    • Prep time 10 hours • Cook time 15 minutes • makes 40-60 Author Notes Sutlaj, Sütlaç, Muhallebia, Sholeh Zard—there are various takes on pudding, many of them rice-based, that are eaten throughout the Middle East. These particular cigar-shaped pastries, my great aunt's recipe, are the answer to the question …

    Roasted Cauliflower in Turmeric Kefir

    Roasted Cauliflower in Turmeric Kefir

    • Prep time 30 minutes • Cook time 45 minutes • Serves 4 Author Notes This recipe takes advantage of kefir (buttermilk can be substituted) for its bright acidity. I prefer to use a bottle of freshly opened kefir or buttermilk here, because as these liquids age, the lactic acid increases, which not only …

    Brothy Bean Soup With Parmesan

    Brothy Bean Soup With Parmesan

    • Prep time 20 minutes • Cook time 30 minutes • Serves 2 to 4 Author Notes As soon as the temperature drops, there is nothing more satisfying than a bowl of soup. Hearty, warming, and full of protein and vegetables, bean soups are on rotation in my fall and winter meals. Made with just pantry staples, this …

    Stir-Fried Udon With Bacon, Parmesan & Gochujang

    Stir-Fried Udon With Bacon, Parmesan & Gochujang

    • Prep time 10 minutes • Cook time 10 minutes • Serves 2 Author Notes No one can resist a chubby udon noodle, and this recipe is no different. I've already shared my love for frozen udon bricks, which I always have at the ready in the freezer. You're never far from a quick meal when these pre-cooked noodles …

    Italian Wedding Soup With Parm Broth

    Italian Wedding Soup With Parm Broth

    • Prep time 45 minutes • Cook time 3 hours • Serves 4 Author Notes As with many recipes that took a trip over from the old country, this particular soup has morphed its way through a long game of recipe telephone. Variations of this classic are found far and wide. The way I know it—and the version I hold …

    Sourdough Savory Rolls With Parmesan & Ricotta

    Sourdough Savory Rolls With Parmesan & Ricotta

    • Prep time 7 hours 30 minutes • Cook time 35 minutes • makes 9 rolls Author Notes For me, the holidays were marked with a plethora of sweet desserts, sweet bread, chocolate, and of course, cookies. I craved a savory respite: something soft, a little buttery, salty, and something ushering in a new year with …

    Black & White Pound Cake

    Black & White Pound Cake

    • Prep time 35 minutes • Cook time 1 hour 15 minutes • Serves one 9x5-inch loaf Author Notes This pound cake is unbelievably fluffy, tender, and light. It has a toasty brown crust, tight crumb that slices cleanly, and eats a lot like that pound cake nobody doesn’t like. There are three things to keep in mind …

    Orange-Cardamom Olive Oil Cake

    Orange-Cardamom Olive Oil Cake

    • Prep time 25 minutes • Cook time 30 minutes • Serves 6 Author Notes I’ve made this cake more than five times in a single week while testing this recipe and I did not get tired of it, which happens very rarely in the process of developing a recipe. Initially, there were no oranges involved—this was supposed …

    Go-To Vanilla Pound Cake

    Go-To Vanilla Pound Cake

    • Prep time 25 minutes • Cook time 1 hour 10 minutes • Serves one 9x5-inch loaf Author Notes This pound cake is unbelievably fluffy, tender, and light. It has a toasty brown crust, tight crumb that slices cleanly, and eats a lot like that pound cake nobody doesn’t like. There are three things to keep in mind …

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