Mary Berry is a popular British cook, author, and television presenter. She has been in the food industry for over six decades and has published an impressive number of cookbooks – more than 75 in total! What impresses me the most about Mary Berry’s recipes is the author’s no-nonsense approach to cooking and her emphasis on using seasonal, fresh, high-quality ingredients. She is also known for her baking expertise and has won numerous awards for her cakes and pastries.
What many people don’t realise is that she had a totally different job at the start of her career. She initially worked as a home economist and then went on to work as a promoter of electric ovens. Slowly her career started to follow the present path when she became the cookery editor of Housewife magazine and later on by working for Ideal Home magazine.
Mary first appeared on television in the 1970s on a show called “Afternoon Plus.” She went on to host several cooking shows, including “Mary Berry’s Ultimate Cakes,” “Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites,” and “Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking.” She is perhaps best known for her role as a judge on the hit television show “The Great British Bake Off.”
Mary’s cookbooks cover a wide range of topics, from traditional British dishes to international cuisine. Some of her most popular books include “Mary Berry’s Baking Bible,” “Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook,” and “Mary Berry Everyday.”
Thanks to her books and television shows, Mary Berry has inspired many home cooks around the world. Here are a few of her famous recipes:
- Lemon Drizzle Traybake: A classic Mary Berry recipe, of a simple yet sophisticated sponge cake that’s flavoured with lemon and drizzled with lemon syrup. You can find the recipe on Mary’s website.
- Shepherd’s Pie: Mary’s version of this classic British dish is made with ground lamb and topped with mashed potatoes. You can find the recipe in her cookbook, “Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook.”
- Victoria Sponge Cake: This is another classic British recipe that Mary does very well. It’s a simple sponge cake that’s filled with jam and whipped cream. You can find the recipe on Mary’s website.
- Beef Wellington: This is a showstopper of a dish that’s perfect for special occasions. Mary’s version is made with fillet steak, mushroom duxelles, and puff pastry. You can find the recipe in her cookbook, “Cook Up A Feast.”
- Chicken Tikka Masala: This is a classic Indian dish that Mary has put her own spin on. Her version is made with chicken breasts that are marinated in a spiced yogurt mixture and then grilled. You can find the recipe in her cookbook, “Mary Berry Everyday.”
Our Popular Mary Berry Recipes …
- Mary Berry’s Chicken Coronation recipe can be found in her book “Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook,”.
- This quick Mary Berry Salmon Quiche recipe from “Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook” is also a hit among our readers.
- The recipe for Sausage Rolls can be found in Mary Berry’s “Classic: Essential Recipes and Techniques” cookbook.
- The recipe for Rhubarb Crumble is available in Mary Berry’s “Fast Cakes: Easy Bakes in Minutes” cookbook.
- Mary Berry’s Rock Cakes recipe is available in her book “Cook Up a Feast,”.
- Another hit with my friends is the Lemon and Yoghurt Cake from Mary Berry’s book “Mary Berry’s Baking Bible”:
- For a sweet crunchy snack Mary Berry created these Cranberry and Coconut Flapjacks from Mary Berry’s book “Foolproof Cooking”
- The recipe for Tuna Pasta Bake can be found in Mary Berry’s “Family Sunday Lunches” cookbook.
- Mary Berry’s Celeriac Soup recipe can be found in her book “Mary Berry Everyday,”.
- Lastly, Mary Berry’s Tomato Soup recipe can be found in her book “Mary Berry’s Simple Comforts,”.