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Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking Mother’s Day menu

by Marina Hopkins

published on 18 March 2019

If you want to create a delicious and fuss-free Sunday lunch for your mum this Mother’s Day, we’ve got a menu just for you. Taken from Mary Berry’s bestselling cooking, Quick Cooking, this simple and elegant menu covers starter, main, and dessert, and will show you how to whip up a special occasion meal the easy way.

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Starter: Vegetable kebabs, spiced carrot hummus, and garlic flatbreads

Mary Berry’s Vegetable Kebabs

Mary Berry’s Vegetable Kebabs

These simple vegetable kebabs, made with cauliflower, mushrooms, peppers and courgettes coated in a delicious pesto and honey mixture, are a lovely way to start the celebrations. They look great served on their skewers and are the perfect snack to keep everyone going while you’re waiting for the main course to be ready. 

Mary Berry’s Spiced Carrot Hummus with Garlic Herb Flatbread

Mary Berry’s Spiced Carrot Hummus with Garlic Herb Flatbread

Served with moreish garlic and herb flatbreads, this spiced carrot hummus is a real crowd-pleaser, and a lovely dish to have out on the table for when people arrive so they can help themselves. It’s quick and easy to throw together at the last minute, but make sure to make a few extra flatbreads – they’ll be gone before you know it! 

Main course: Marinated rosemary lamb steaks

Mary Berry’s Marinated Rosemary Lamb Steaks with Red Peppers

Mary Berry’s Marinated Rosemary Lamb Steaks with Red Peppers

For a showstopping main course, this recipe for marinated lamb steaks with chargrilled red peppers and shallots will go down a treat with everyone at the table. As always, Mary Berry’s instructions for this recipe are clear and easy to follow, guaranteeing a result that is full of flavour and cooked to perfection. If you’re the sort of cook who likes to get ahead, you can marinate the lamb the day before and keep it in the fridge overnight, and the vegetables can be cooked up to 3 hours ahead and reheated to serve.

Dessert: Apple and lemon sandwich cake

Mary Berry’s Apple and Lemon Sandwich Cake

Mary Berry’s Apple and Lemon Sandwich Cake

And finally, it wouldn’t be a proper Mother’s Day lunch (or a Mary Berry-inspired menu, for that matter!) without a beautiful bake for dessert. Mary’s apple and lemon sandwich cake is a clever twist on a traditional Victoria sponge, with the refreshing flavours of lemon and apple; perfect with a cup of tea to finish off the meal. 

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