The Ultimate Recipe Identity Parade

March 5th, 2014 by


As the new web address ending .recipes is added to the internet, we pick out the good, the bad, and the ugly of the home-cooking world.

The Toughest Recipe in Town – Macarons

More than one Great British Bake Off contestant has failed at the macaron hurdle. Making these desserts is the culinary equivalent of playing Russian roulette. But the blogger behind Not So Humble Pie claims to have come up with the perfect recipe – scientifically. Her explanation for how to make the perfect macaroon even has scatter graphs.

The Most Expensive Recipe in Town – Surf ‘n Turf

But we’re not just talking any surf ‘n turf. When you make this dish with Kobe beef and lobster the price rockets. Kobe beef comes from a special type of cattle that are raised in the Hyogo Prefecture in Japan. The meat sells for between £130 and £190 per pound.

Most Popular Recipe In Town – Stir Fry

Believe it or not, stir fry is the most commonly cooked dish in the UK. One in five of us have it for dinner at least once a week.

The Rising Star Recipe In Town – Fajitas

According to a study by the industry analyst company Kantar, spending on fajita kits is on the up. Brits spent 12.8 percent more on them last year than they did the year before. Fajitas are actually one of the more authentic Mexican dishes we get in the UK. Alternatives like chilli con carne and chimichangas are great pretenders, and originated in the USA.

The Unhealthiest Recipe In Town – The Elvis

If any recipe has the right to call itself The King, it’s this one. The peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich was invented by Elvis Presley. This artery-aching butty can contain as many as 1,000 calories a pop.


Two doorstop-sized slices of  white bread

3 slices of bacon

3 tablespoons of peanut butter

1 large banana

Butter to fry


1. Top one piece of bread with half the peanut butter, the fried bacon, and the sliced banana.

2. Spread the remaining peanut butter on the other slice of bread and form a sandwich.

3. Heat butter in a frying pan and fry the sandwich on each side until it turns golden brown and the peanut butter has started to ooze out of the sides.

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