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Mary Berry’s Easiest Bakes

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 17 August 2017

The undisputed Queen of Baking, Mary Berry, is responsible for many of our best-loved baking recipes. One of the things we love most about a Berry Bake is just how easy they are to follow. In this round-up, we have selected ten of our favourite easy bakes from her extensive collection of cookbooks, perfect for everyone from beginners to more experienced bakers. From biscuits to Bakewell slices, each of these recipes will make the baking process as straightforward as possible, leaving you plenty of time to settle down with a nice cup of tea and enjoy the end product.

Mary Berry’s Toffee Pear Pudding

Mary Berry’s Toffee Pear Pudding

This indulgent dessert recipe has all the all the delectable gooeyness of a sticky toffee pudding, but with a hint of freshness thanks to the pears.

From the book

Bakewell Slices

Mary Berry’s Bakewell Slices

A biscuity pastry case, filled with sweet jam and fluffy almond sponge, these might just be the ultimate Bakewell slices.

Special Fruit Scones

Mary Berry’s Special Fruit Scones

Studded with plenty of mixed dried fruits, these scones will take your afternoon tea to the next level.

Double Chocolate Cookies

Mary Berry’s Double Chocolate Cookies

With not one but two types of chocolate, don’t expect these cookies to hang around for long.

Butterfly Cakes

Butterfly Cakes

Perfect for a children’s party, these classic butterfly cakes combine light vanilla sponge with fluffy buttercream.

Very Best Chocolate Fudge Cake

Mary Berry’s Very Best Chocolate Fudge Cake

Not only is this one of the best chocolate fudge cakes you’ll ever taste, it’s also ridiculously quick and easy to make.

The Very Best Shortbread

The Very Best Shortbread

Semolina adds a moreish crunch to this sweet and buttery shortbread recipe.


Mary Berry’s Florentines

These elegant florentines make an excellent gift – though there’s a good chance you’ll want to keep them all to yourself.

Fork Biscuits

Fork Biscuits

These fork biscuits couldn’t be easier, and are just the thing to make with kids.

Toffee Cupcakes

Toffee Cupcakes

Essentially sticky toffee pudding in cupcake form, these pretty cakes will go down a treat.

Banana Loaf

Banana Loaf

One of Mary’s all-time most popular recipes, this simple banana loaf never disappoints.


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