All the recipes from Mary Berry's Simple Comforts on BBC2 (2024)

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by Genevieve Halbert

published on 16 September 2020

Simple Comforts, the new book by Mary Berry, is all about heart-warming, indulgent, and soul-soothing food. With recipes for comforting, family-friendly midweek meals, show-stopping weekend feasts, and luxurious puddings and bakes, Simple Comforts couldn't be more perfect for the chillier autumn and winter months. If you're cooking along tothe accompanying TV series, Simple Comfortson BBC2, we've got something that will make life a lot easier: all the recipes from the show so far in one place. This page will be updated weekly to include all the latest recipes from the series.

Episode 1

Croque Monsieur

The ultimate indulgent brunch, lunch, or snack, Mary Berry's classic Croque Monsieur is made with thick slices of smoked ham, melted Gruyère cheese, and deliciously creamy béchamel.

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Crab and Herb Blinis with Pickled Fennel Herb Salad

For an elegant dinner party starter or light lunch, try these light, fluffy herb blinis, topped with fresh crab and served with a sharp pickled fennel salad.

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French Slow-roast Lamb with Ratatouille

This succulent, melt-in-the-mouth lamb is slow cooked on a bed of ratatouille for a deliciously flavoursome, French-inspired Sunday roast.

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Brioche Frangipane Apple Pudding

Mary Berry certainly knows how to make an irresistibly comforting dessert! This pudding is made with sweet brioche, almond, and slices of apple. Served with cream, ice cream, or hot custard, it's the perfect way to round off an autumnal meal.

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Episode 2

Toffee Pear Pudding

Thistoffee pear pudding is sheer luxury – the sliced pears contrast wonderfully with the rich, moistsponge, while the sticky toffee sauce adds an extra layer of indulgence.

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Mixed Bean and Butternut Wrap

Made with sweet roast butternut squash, sour cream,harissa, and fresh herbs, these tasty mixed bean wraps are ideal for a picnic or packed lunch.

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Thai Salmon with Roasted Vegetables

For a quick, tasty, and healthy dinner, look no further than this Thai-inspired salmon traybake. The salmon, vegetables, and gently spiced sauce are all cooked together in one tin, meaning it's easy to throw together and there's less washing up to do too!

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Warm Chicken Dill Salad

Mary's fresh-tasting take on the classic Caesar salad combines crispy lettuce and warm seared chicken with fresh dill and dill pickles. It makes for a tasty starter or light lunch.

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Lemon Posset Tart

This mouth-wateringly zingy lemon posset tart sets in the fridge, so there's no actual baking involved. Mary finishes hers off with a scattering of fresh raspberries.

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Episode 3

Salmon and Fennel One-pot Wonder

A creamy salmon one-pot delicately flavoured with fennel, parsley, and white wine, this makes for an elegant evening meal or dinner party dish. Mary recommends serving it with rice, mashed potato, grains, or fresh, crusty bread.

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Slow-roast Hand and Spring with Crackling and Onion Gravy

The hand and spring is a less expensive cut of pork that is particularly suited to slow braising. In this recipe, the meat is left on the bone and cooked very slowly with onions and herbs until it's perfectly tender, then served with crackling and hot gravy.

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Braised Lamb with Sweet Potato and Haricot Beans

This hearty stew is the kind of dish you dream of on chilly autumn evenings; tender lamb pieces, sweet potato chunks, and creamy haricot beans are cooked in a gently spiced sauce to create a tasty and filling meal.

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Coffee and Hazelnut Praline Cake

When it comes to show-stopping bakes, Mary never disappoints. This impressive cake consists of two layers of fluffy, coffee-flavoured sponge sandwiched together with buttercream and sweet hazelnut praline.

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Episode 4

Roast chicken is a strong contender for the ultimate comfort food: it's a nostalgic,crowd-pleasing classic that's perfect for a weekend get-together with family and friends. This flavoursome twist involves tarragon butter and meltingly soft onions.

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Bolognese Bake

In Mary's no-fuss take on bolognese, penne pastaand meat sauce are cooked all together in one dish, allowing the pastato soak upthe rich, savoury flavours of the ragu. This dish can be assembled up to six hours in advance and popped in the oven when you're ready.

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Burrata with Heritage Tomato Salad and Bloody Mary Dressing

Creamy burrata and ripe, juicy tomatoes are a match made in culinary heaven, and thisvibrant salad lets both ingredients shine. This would go particularly well with the Bolognese Bake above, and is a perfect way of using up the last of the late-summer tomatoes.

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Paneer and Roasted Vegetable Curry

This is exactly the kind of dish you need on a chilly autumn evening: gently spiced paneer, cauliflower, and sweet potatoes cooked in a creamy sauce. It's vegetarian comfort food at its finest.

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Wild Bramble Mousse

The perfect pudding for blackberry picking season; this light, tangy mousse is best served with whipped cream and a scattering of fresh blackberries.

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Episode 5

Haddock and Shrimp Feast

This one-pot haddock, shrimp, and rice dish is easy enough for a midweek meal, but impressive enough to serve as a dinner party main. It's cooked with white wine and cream, and garnished with chopped parsley and dill for an added flavour boost.

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Rustic Smoked Trout and Anchovy Pâté

Looking to level-up your lunch hour? This rustic smoked trout and anchovy pâté is the perfect thing to spread on hot toast or seeded crackers.

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Smoky Firecracker Chicken Drumsticks

Mary recommends these smoky chicken drumsticks as an ideal Bonfire Night snack. They also make for a quick and flavour-packed midweek meal, served with baked or mashed potatoes.

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Posh Jacket Potatoes

Take those humble baked potatoes to a whole new level with Mary's choice of four delicious toppings. Whether you go for red pepper and goat's cheese, pesto, bacon and mushroom, or soured cream and spring onion, these potatoes are comfort food heaven.

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Episode 6

Sausage and Red Pepper Hot Pot

This quick and easy one-pot recipe is guaranteed to warm your co*ckles on a cold winter evening. With the potatoes and vegetables cooked along with the sausages in a tomato sauce, this is a whole meal in itself.

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Onion, Artichoke and Sage Open Tart

This simple but elegant open tart combines buttery puff pastry with an onion, artichoke, and cheddar cheese filling. Fresh chopped sage adds a subtle, herby flavour.

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Double-Baked Mushroom Soufflés

Mary's luxurious double-baked mushroom soufflés are made with both Gruyère and Parmesan cheese, and are cooked in a creamy spinach sauce.

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Mushroom, Lentil and Double Potato Jumble

Made up of a layer of lentils and vegetables in a rich savoury sauce, topped with cheesy potatoes, this vegetarian “jumble” is hearty enough to satisfy veggies and carnivores alike.

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Chocolate Steamed Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

Why not go all-out and round off your next Sunday roast (or even your Christmas dinner!) with this classic chocolate pudding? The steaming process results in a miraculously light texture, which pairs perfectly with the rich chocolate sauce.

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All the recipes from Mary Berry's Simple Comforts on BBC2 (2024)

FAQs

What is Mary Berry's most famous recipe? ›

Mary Berry's easy Victoria sponge cake recipe is a baking classic and a tasty tea-time treat.

Does Mary Berry have a website? ›

WELCOME TO MARY BERRY'S WEBSITE

Thank you for visiting my website, hope you enjoy your wander around. Exciting filming and books planned over the coming year so keep an eye on the news page for updated information. Visit the recipe pages for some of my favourite recipes and links to my books too.

What does Mary Berry eat for dinner? ›

What does Mary Berry eat for dinner? Mary likes to eat a nutritious and balanced range of dishes for supper. Speaking to The Bristol Mag, the cook said of her stand-out specialities: "If it's a cold winter's day, I might do beef stew with horseradish dumplings or I might do a fillet of beef en croute."

What is Mary Berry's best selling cookbook? ›

Mary Berry's bestselling cookery books include: Fast Cakes, Classic, Mary Berry's Baking Bible, Mary Berry's Complete Cookbook, Mary Berry Cookery Course, Simple Cakes, The Complete Aga Cookbook, Mary Berry: Foolproof Cooking, Mary Berry Everyday, Mary Berry's Family Sunday Lunches and the autobiography Recipe for Life ...

What is the book simple comfort food? ›

Mary Berry's Simple Comforts is a celebration of the best of comfort food, bringing the nation fuss-free recipes that can warm the heart and lift the spirits.

What does Mary Berry use instead of butter? ›

Queen of cakes Mary Berry insists that margarine makes for a lighter texture than butter. This is true, especially for the “all-in-one” method, where all the ingredients are beaten to a batter in a food processor.

What type of chef is Mary Berry? ›

With sixty years cooking experience, Mary Berry is considered to be the doyenne of baking.

What recipes are in Mary Berry's complete cookbook? ›

These tried and tested Mary Berry recipes include mouth-watering dishes for family and friends no matter the occasion, including hummus, paella, dairy-free lasagne, prawn, tacos, chicken pot pie, English roast beef, croissants, cherry cheesecake, and knock-out baking recipes, such as her best-ever chocolate brownies!

What disability does Mary Berry have? ›

Her mother died in 2011, aged 105. At the age of 13, Berry contracted polio and had to spend three months in the Claverton Down Isolation Hospital. Her illness resulted in her having a twisted spine, a weaker left hand and thinner left arm.

What happened to Mary Berry's son? ›

The 88-year-old foodie, who regularly features on TV for her baking and has written more than 80 books, has revealed the heartbreak at the heart of her family after son William died aged just 19 in a car crash in 1989.

Is Mary Berry a Millionaire? ›

Mary is now a multi- millionaire with a successful empire of cookery books, television shows and sales of her cooking equipment. At the beginning of her career, Mary worked for the Royal Kitchen where she worked for three years.

What does Mary Berry have for breakfast? ›

Mary Berry uses eggs, tomatoes and spices to make a dreamy breakfast treat. It's the most important meal of the day and yet, according to YouGov, us Brits tend to stick to cereal and toast for breakfast most days. It makes sense.

Does Mary Berry eat meat? ›

“On the whole, I really watch calories. I always have a good meal in the evening with lots of vegetables and a smaller portion of meat or fish. “I believe in a balanced diet, and because I'm ancient I don't need an 8oz steak." However, just like the rest of us, Mary's does enjoy the odd treat.

What does Halle Berry eat for dinner? ›

"She really likes lamb so she'll often have a lamb chop or her chef will make her a really nice ketogenic stew, that will have a lot of cauliflower and broccoli and other vegetables that are filling and some sort of lean grass-fed protein in it," said Thomas.

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