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10 ultimate Mary Berry recipes

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 13 May 2019

A TV presenter, author of over 70 cookbooks and undisputed queen of baking, Mary Berry is one of the nations best-loved cooks. But which Mary Berry recipes do we go back to time and again? We’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite Mary Berry recipes that demonstrate her straightforward, no-fuss flair, and that never compromise on flavour. 

Mary Berry’s Brioche Frangipane Apple Pudding

Mary Berry’s Brioche Frangipane Apple Pudding

The perfect end to an autumnal Sunday roast, Mary’s apple pudding is flavoured with almond and glazed with jam. Serve with your choice of custard, cream or ice cream.

From the book

Mary Berry’s Lamb Tagine

Mary Berry’s Lamb Tagine

Inspired by the flavours of a tagine, Mary Berry’s lamb-based dish is packed with melt-in-the-mouth neck fillet, chickpeas, apricots, heady spices and harissa.

Banana Loaf

Banana Loaf

Easy, reliable and perfect alongside a cup of tea, it’s no wonder that this recipe is the most popular of all time on The Happy Foodie. Any bananas left in the fruit bowl are ideal for this cake; “the riper they are, the better”, says Mary.

Smoked Haddock and Cauliflower Gratin

Smoked Haddock and Cauliflower Gratin

Think of fish pie and cauliflower cheese and combine the two in this simple, comforting gratin. Using thickened cream to make a simple sauce and layers of cheese, this won’t take long to prepare.

Magic Chocolate Pudding

Magic Chocolate Pudding

Mary’s self-saucing chocolate pudding is everything a dessert should be: moreish, comforting, rich and impressive enough to serve as the finale to a dinner party.

Vegetable and Lentil Cottage Pie

Vegetable and Lentil Cottage Pie

Mary’s books always offer an inspiring selection of vegetarian options and this meat-free cottage pie is one of our all-time favourites. Packed with substantial lentils, we promise you won’t miss the beef.

Strawberry Pavlova

Strawberry Pavlova

The British strawberry season calls for Mary’s pavlova. She’ll show you how to make meringues with a soft, marshmallow centre and a crisp outside. Topped with strawberries and cream, it’s a summer must. 

Honey Chicken

Honey Chicken

from Classic

Using storecupboard condiments to make a sweet, sticky marinade and leaving the rest of the work up to the oven, Mary’s honey chicken traybake is a family favourite you’ll return to again and again.

Fork Biscuits

Fork Biscuits

All you need are three basic ingredients and half an hour of your time to enjoy Mary’s fork biscuits.

Mary Berry’s French Slow-roast Lamb with Ratatouille

Mary Berry’s French Slow-roast Lamb with Ratatouille

Mary Berry’s tender lamb is slow-cooked on a bed of ratatouille, for a French-inspired Sunday roast.

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