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The best Mary Berry cookbooks

by Rachel Deeley

published on 28 November 2023

Home cook, TV presenter, baking aficionado and all-round national treasure Mary Berry has written over 70 cookbooks and amassed countless dedicated fans over the years thanks to her delicious yet approachable recipes for every occasion – whether you’re in need of a quick midweek meal, cooking up a crowd-pleasing feast, or want to make the perfect light and fluffy sponge.

If, like us, you can’t get enough of Mary’s failsafe recipes and cooking tips, we’ve rounded up the ultimate Mary Berry cookbook collection, spanning everything from the classics to newer editions – and, of course, plenty of mouth-watering bakes.

Mary Makes it Easy

Mary’s latest cookbook features her easiest recipes yet, covering everything from party food canapés to midweek dinners to desserts. Each of the 120 brand new recipes in Mary Makes it Easy falls under 6 key categories: one pot, five ingredients or fewer, prep ahead, quick cook, freezes well and for a crowd.

Mary Berry’s Baking Bible (2023 Edition)

This updated edition of Mary’s 2009 hit cookbook features 250 bakes, including 20 brand new recipes. Find time-tested classics like Battenberg Cake, English Muffins, and Iced Fairy Cakes, as well as new iterations of old favourites such as the super simple Coffee and Walnut Traybake.

Mary Berry Cook and Share

As the title suggests, this cookbook is packed with dishes meant to be shared with friends and family. Recipes are earmarked with a handy key system, so you can easily find the perfect inspiration for picnics, homemade takeaway alternatives, and even cooking for teenagers.

Mary Berry Everyday

In this ode to everyday cooking, find your favourite classics and staple dishes with a special twist – whether you’re in the mood for a simple stir-fry, crowd-pleasing starter (dough balls with garlic butter, anyone?) cottage pie, or a hearty beef and ale stew.

Simple Comforts

Who better to teach us the art of home-cooked comfort food than Mary Berry? Find comforting staples like hotpots, one-tray wonders, savoury traybakes, and puddings, accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and helpful step-by-step photography.

Mary Berry at Home

by Mary Berry, Lucy Young

Discover the dishes that Mary herself loves cooking in her home kitchen, with 150 failsafe recipes developed with her close friend and assistant Lucy Young. This revised edition of At Home features 60 new recipes, covering everything from starters and mains to afternoon tea.

Love to Cook

Share in the joy of cooking with this collection of heartwarming dishes, whether you’re looking for fun and easy dinner ideas (including six different burger recipes), show-stopping roasts, or delicious desserts – such as Chocolate Profiteroles, Lemon and Lime Meringue Tranche Pie, and Victoria Sponge Sandwich.

Mary Berry Cooks Up A Feast

Need to feed (and impress) a crowd? Look no further than this cookbook packed with recipes for canapés, platters, dinner party centrepieces, and festive bakes. Whatever the occasion, Mary’s helpful tips and straightforward recipes will have you ready to host and entertain with ease.

Classic

Proving that cooking the classics needn’t be complicated, the fuss-free recipes in Classic will help you master the staple dishes that every home cook should have in their arsenal: think lasagne, boeuf Bourguignon, eggs benedict, indulgent chocolate brownies, and more.

Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book (Second Edition)

Mary Berry’s Ultimate Cake Book (Second Edition)

First published nearly three decades ago, this collection of 200 classic cake recipes has stood the test of time – and for good reason. Whether you’re a baking novice or a whizz in the kitchen, Mary Berry’s Ultimate Cake Book has must-try recipes that you can keep coming back to, from lemon cheesecake and chocolate roulade, to classic bakes like millionaires shortbread and tarte tatin.

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