All the recipes from Mary Berry's Simple Comforts on BBC2


Simple Comforts, the new book by Mary Berry, is all about heart-warming, indulgent, and soul-soothing food. With recipes for comforting, family-friendly midweek meals, show-stopping weekend feasts, and luxurious puddings and bakes, Simple Comforts couldn't be more perfect for the chillier autumn and winter months. If you're cooking along to the accompanying TV series, Simple Comforts on BBC2, we've got something that will make life a lot easier: all the recipes from the show so far in one place. This page will be updated weekly to include all the latest recipes from the series.

Episode 1

Croque Monsieur Mary Berry Simple Comforts BBC2

Croque Monsieur

The ultimate indulgent brunch, lunch, or snack, Mary Berry's classic Croque Monsieur is made with thick slices of smoked ham, melted Gruyère cheese, and deliciously creamy béchamel. 

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Mary Berry Crab Blinis Simple Comforts BBC2

Crab and Herb Blinis with Pickled Fennel Herb Salad

For an elegant dinner party starter or light lunch, try these light, fluffy herb blinis, topped with fresh crab and served with a sharp pickled fennel salad.

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Mary Berry Simple Comforts Lamb Ratatouille BBC2

French Slow-roast Lamb with Ratatouille

This succulent, melt-in-the-mouth lamb is slow cooked on a bed of ratatouille for a deliciously flavoursome, French-inspired Sunday roast. 

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Mary Berry Apple Brioche Pudding Simple Comforts BBC2

Brioche Frangipane Apple Pudding

Mary Berry certainly knows how to make an irresistibly comforting dessert! This pudding is made with sweet brioche, almond, and slices of apple. Served with cream, ice cream, or hot custard, it's the perfect way to round off an autumnal meal. 

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Episode 2

Mary Berry Toffee Pear Pudding Simple Comforts BBC2

Toffee Pear Pudding

This toffee pear pudding is sheer luxury - the sliced pears contrast wonderfully with the rich, moist sponge, while the sticky toffee sauce adds an extra layer of indulgence. 

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Mary Berry Mixed Bean and Butternut Wraps Simple Comforts BBC2

Mixed Bean and Butternut Wrap

Made with sweet roast butternut squash, sour cream, harissa, and fresh herbs, these tasty mixed bean wraps are ideal for a picnic or packed lunch. 

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Mary Berry Thai-Inspired Salmon Traybake Simple Comforts BBC2

Thai Salmon with Roasted Vegetables

For a quick, tasty, and healthy dinner, look no further than this Thai-inspired salmon traybake. The salmon, vegetables, and gently spiced sauce are all cooked together in one tin, meaning it's easy to throw together and there's less washing up to do too!

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Mary Berry Chicken and Dill Salad Simple Comforts BBC2

Warm Chicken Dill Salad

Mary's fresh-tasting take on the classic Caesar salad combines crispy lettuce and warm seared chicken with fresh dill and dill pickles. It makes for a tasty starter or light lunch. 

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Mary Berry Lemon Posset Tart Simple Comforts BBC2

Lemon Posset Tart

This mouth-wateringly zingy lemon posset tart sets in the fridge, so there's no actual baking involved. Mary finishes hers off with a scattering of fresh raspberries.

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Episode 3

Mary Berry Salmon and Fennel One-Pot Simple Comforts BBC2

Salmon and Fennel One-pot Wonder

A creamy salmon one-pot delicately flavoured with fennel, parsley, and white wine, this makes for an elegant evening meal or dinner party dish. Mary recommends serving it with rice, mashed potato, grains, or fresh, crusty bread. 

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Mary Berry Roast Hand and Spring of Pork with Crackling Simple Comforts BBC2

Slow-roast Hand and Spring with Crackling and Onion Gravy

The hand and spring is a less expensive cut of pork that is particularly suited to slow braising. In this recipe, the meat is left on the bone and cooked very slowly with onions and herbs until it's perfectly tender, then served with crackling and hot gravy.

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Mary Berry Braised Lamb with Sweet Potato and Beans Simple Comforts BBC2

Braised Lamb with Sweet Potato and Haricot Beans 

This hearty stew is the kind of dish you dream of on chilly autumn evenings; tender lamb pieces, sweet potato chunks, and creamy haricot beans are cooked in a gently spiced sauce to create a tasty and filling meal. 

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Mary Berry Coffee and Hazelnut Praline Cake Simple Comforts BBC2

Coffee and Hazelnut Praline Cake

When it comes to show-stopping bakes, Mary never disappoints. This impressive cake consists of two layers of fluffy, coffee-flavoured sponge sandwiched together with buttercream and sweet hazelnut praline.

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Episode 4

Mary Berry Roast Tarragon Chicken Simple Comforts BBC2

Roast Chicken with Tarragon Butter & Melting Onions

Roast chicken is a strong contender for the ultimate comfort food: it's a nostalgic, crowd-pleasing classic that's perfect for a weekend get-together with family and friends. This flavoursome twist involves tarragon butter and meltingly soft onions. 

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Mary Berry Bolognese Bake Simple Comforts BBC2

Bolognese Bake

In Mary's no-fuss take on bolognese, penne pasta and meat sauce are cooked all together in one dish, allowing the pasta to soak up the rich, savoury flavours of the ragu. This dish can be assembled up to six hours in advance and popped in the oven when you're ready.

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Mary Berry Heritage Tomato Salad with Burrata Simple Comforts BBC2

Burrata with Heritage Tomato Salad and Bloody Mary Dressing

Creamy burrata and ripe, juicy tomatoes are a match made in culinary heaven, and this vibrant salad lets both ingredients shine. This would go particularly well with the Bolognese Bake above, and is a perfect way of using up the last of the late-summer tomatoes.

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Mary Berry Paneer and Vegetable Curry Simple Comforts BBC2

Paneer and Roasted Vegetable Curry

This is exactly the kind of dish you need on a chilly autumn evening: gently spiced paneer, cauliflower, and sweet potatoes cooked in a creamy sauce. It's vegetarian comfort food at its finest. 

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Mary Berry Wild Bramble Mousse Simple Comforts BBC2

Wild Bramble Mousse

The perfect pudding for blackberry picking season; this light, tangy mousse is best served with whipped cream and a scattering of fresh blackberries. 

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Episode 5

Mary Berry Haddock and Shrimp Feast Simple Comforts BBC2

Haddock and Shrimp Feast

This one-pot haddock, shrimp, and rice dish is easy enough for a midweek meal, but impressive enough to serve as a dinner party main. It's cooked with white wine and cream, and garnished with chopped parsley and dill for an added flavour boost.

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Mary Berry Smoked Trout and Anchovy Pâté Simple Comforts BBC2

Rustic Smoked Trout and Anchovy Pâté

Looking to level-up your lunch hour? This rustic smoked trout and anchovy pâté is the perfect thing to spread on hot toast or seeded crackers. 

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Mary Berry Smoky Firecracker Chicken Drumsticks Simple Comforts BBC2

Smoky Firecracker Chicken Drumsticks

Mary recommends these smoky chicken drumsticks as an ideal Bonfire Night snack. They also make for a quick and flavour-packed midweek meal, served with baked or mashed potatoes. 

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Mary Berry Posh Jacket Potatoes Simple Comforts BBC2

Posh Jacket Potatoes

Take those humble baked potatoes to a whole new level with Mary's choice of four delicious toppings. Whether you go for red pepper and goat's cheese, pesto, bacon and mushroom, or soured cream and spring onion, these potatoes are comfort food heaven.

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Episode 6

Mary Berry Sausage and Red Pepper Hot Pot Simple Comforts BBC2

Sausage and Red Pepper Hot Pot 

This quick and easy one-pot recipe is guaranteed to warm your cockles on a cold winter evening. With the potatoes and vegetables cooked along with the sausages in a tomato sauce, this is a whole meal in itself.

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Mary Berry Onion and Artichoke Open Tart Simple Comforts BBC2

Onion, Artichoke and Sage Open Tart

This simple but elegant open tart combines buttery puff pastry with an onion, artichoke, and cheddar cheese filling. Fresh chopped sage adds a subtle, herby flavour. 

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Mary Berry Double Baked Mushroom Soufflé Simple Comforts BBC2

Double-Baked Mushroom Soufflés

Mary's luxurious double-baked mushroom soufflés are made with both Gruyère and Parmesan cheese, and are cooked in a creamy spinach sauce. 

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Mary Berry Mushroom, Lentil and Double Potato Jumble Simple Comforts BBC2

Mushroom, Lentil and Double Potato Jumble

Made up of a layer of lentils and vegetables in a rich savoury sauce, topped with cheesy potatoes, this vegetarian "jumble" is hearty enough to satisfy veggies and carnivores alike. 

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Mary Berry Chocolate Steamed Pudding with Sauce Simple Comforts BBC2

Chocolate Steamed Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

Why not go all-out and round off your next Sunday roast (or even your Christmas dinner!) with this classic chocolate pudding? The steaming process results in a miraculously light texture, which pairs perfectly with the rich chocolate sauce. 

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Mary Berry

Mary Berry has been teaching the nation to cook for five decades. She is one of our favourite bakers, much-loved GBBO judge and the author of over 70 cookbooks.

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