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Mary Berry’s ultimate Sunday roast recipes from Simple Comforts

by Malou Herkes

published on 10 August 2020

We're hankering for a proper roast dinner with all the trimmings, and who better to turn to than Mary Berry? Her latest cookbook, Mary Berry's Simple Comforts, will ease you into autumn with wonderfully warming midweek meals, weekend celebration dinners, puddings, bakes and cakes, and of course a good selection of roasts.

We all know that a good roast is all about the timings, and Mary's recipes include handy get-ahead tips so you can get everything out of the oven and onto the table without the stress. Get a taste of Mary's latest cookbook with this selection of roast dinner recipes with all the trimmings and some gorgeous comforting puds too. 

From the book

Mary Berry

mary berry simple comforts roast chicken tarragon

Roast Chicken with Tarragon

“A plain roast chicken is completely delicious but try my latest version. You simply mix some butter with flavourings such as ginger, tarragon and lemon zest and spread it under the skin of the breast”, says Mary Berry of this classic family favourite with melting onions and homemade gravy too. So simple to do and then you just pop the chicken in the oven and leave it to do the rest of the work. 

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mary berry simple comforts roast pork hand and spring  crackling onion gravy

Roast Hand and Spring with Crackling and Onion Gravy

From the upper part of the front leg, this economical pork cut is usually sold boned and rolled as a joint. Braised slowly on the bone with onions, sage and bay until beautifully tender, this is a real Sunday show-stopper. 

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mary berry simple comforts roast rack of lamb with minted garlic potatoes

Roast Rack of Lamb with Garlic Minted Potatoes

For an elegant roast, try this rack of lamb with a honey and paprika-flavoured crust, served with port gravy for gentle richness and rustic garlic potatoes. Delicious!

Find this recipe in Mary Berry's Simple Comforts. Order your copy here.

mary berry simple comforts best ever roast potatoes

Best Roast Potatoes

Need a recipe for fail-proof, ultra-crispy, fluffy spuds? We're trusting Mary on this one. These are made all the better with goose fat and semolina for extra crunch. 

Find this recipe in Mary Berry's Simple Comforts. Order your copy here.

mary berry simple comforts yorkshire pudding

Yorkshire Pudding

Guarantee success with this recipe for Yorkshire pudding – what roast is complete without one of these beauties?

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mary berry simple comforts golden roasted veg

Golden Roasted Veg

Bulk out your roast with this wonderful variety of colours and textures. Mary combines beetroots, cauliflower, squash, sweet potatoes and parnsips, which she reckons is a nice addition to roast potatoes. We agree. 

Find this recipe in Mary Berry's Simple Comforts. Order your copy here.

mary berry simple comforts brioche frangipane apple pudding

Brioche Frangipane Apple Pudding

A gorgeous comforting pud that combines brioche with almondy apricot flavours and apple. It’s perfect for Sunday lunch, served warm with ice cream, custard, cream or crème fraîche.

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mary berry simple comforts pear toffee pudding

Toffee Pear Pudding

An oh-so-indulgent gooey, warming dessert with a rich sponge, sticky toffee sauce and pear. We love this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

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mary berry simple comforts bread and butter pudding pecan topping

Bread and Butter Pudding with Pecan Topping  

“This pudding has been around forever and there have been many different variations over the years”, says Mary who has steered away from tradition here and swapped the usual use of spice for a lovely pecan and maple glaze. This is pure comfort to round off a special Sunday roast. 

Find this recipe in Mary Berry's Simple Comforts. Order your copy here.

From the book

Mary Berry

 

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