Not sure if this has been fixed yet, but I ran into it a couple of times.
Try to create a new project from a template. You start with the Basic category selected and Blank Project selected. Select the Layouts category. Now it looks like Accordion Menu is selected. However, if you just press the Create button at this point, then the template that is used is still Blank Canvas.
Clicking on Accordion Menu doesn't help. You'd have to click on another template and then click back to Accordion Menu. You can also just double click the template - which is what I anticipate doing most of the time, anyway - but the Create button should work as expected.