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Mary Berry: Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect step by step 100 recipes

The latest addition to Mary Berry’s cookbook repetoire…. Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect…

Yes a strange title I think, but we are provided with 100 exciting new recipes and the concept behind the unusual title is that Mary is explaining the Keys to Perfection.



So for each recipe Mary identifies important things to be aware of – so we don’t miss the crucial part required to get guarantee best results.

Backed up with simple step-by-step instructions.

Recipes include:

  • the secret to crisp pork crackling
  • melt-in-the-mouth salmon
  • how to bake a feather-light cake
  • a super-crunchy crumble topping

To read more and see reviews and book prices have a look at Mary Berry Cooks The Perfect

Thanks all, remember enjoy the creativity of cooking, each meal you make is unique!


Mary B erry Cooks BBC2 TV cookbook tie in

A list of the episodes and recipes for the new series of Mary Berry cooks.

The new cookbook by Mary B erry is simply called Mary Berry cooks.

The BBC2 series presents the nation’s best-loved home cook in a new series of six episodes. In each Mary invites you into her kitchen to share the secrets of her favourite dishes that you can make for your family. Watch again on BBC2 while available.

Mary Berry Cooks recipes from book and TV series YOU magazine 23 Feb 2014

Series One

Episode One: Afternoon Tea

Mary explains how to host a traditional tea party, shares a clever trick for making sandwiches in advance, baking bite-sized scones for a cream tea, while her grand-daughters help her make orange butterfly cakes. An exciting visit to a plantation in Cornwall to find out how tea is grown.

Episode Two: A Dinner Party

Would you like to impress guests at dinner parties?

Mary shows how to prepare two varieties of canapés, a salmon and asparagus starter, a main course of guinea fowl, and a chocolate tart for pudding. Mary also reveals a trick for cooking steak ahead of time that guarantees perfect results.

Episode Three: Sunday Lunch

What about the perfect Sunday lunch?

Mary is cooking for three generations of her family and the main course is slow-roasted shoulder of lamb with rosemary and paprika rub, served with potato and fennel gratin, and dishes up plum tarte Tatin with fruit salad for dessert.

Episode Four: For a crowd

Expecting a large number of guests for a special occasion?

This episode shows how to create wonderful dishes for a buffet supper, including beef and mushroom stew with mustard mash, salmon en croute with salad, chocolate and orange panna cotta and a meringue tranche with berries and cream.

Episode Five: Weekday Supper

What is a weekday supper?

Mary is sharing food around the kitchen table with friends or family and prepares a Mediterranean platter of houmous, breadsticks, roasted vegetables and tomato and mozzarella salad, as well as lamb dhansak, cottage pie topped with dauphinoise potatoes, and a pasta dish that takes just 15 minutes. She also shows to make elderflower cordial and a crunchy apple crumble.

Episode Six: Summer Lunch

As we approach summer, time for the outdoor summer lunch.

This feast including salmon fillets with herb sauce, ham with home-made chutney, and fillet of beef with garlic and mustard cream. To accompany the cold meats and fish, Mary prepares two salads – one with fiery red rice, and the other featuring broad bean and little gem – and finishes off by making a summer pudding.

Watch a clip of Summer Lunch

Mary Berry Cooks is the cookbook for the series and features all the recipes from the show, 100 recipes -along with Mary’s menus for each episode – from a warming Kitchen Supper or a Sunday Roast to a Summer Buffet or an Afternoon Tea.

 

This all-new collection of 100 mouth-watering, simple recipes offers the perfect meal for any occasion. It includes dinner party staples such as Slow-Roast Shoulder of Lamb or Cottage Pie with Dauphinoise Potato Topping, special summer lunches such as Fiery Red Rice Salad and Summer Pudding, and of course, her trademark cakes and bakes.

See more of Mary Berry’s cookbooks

Mary makes everything look easy – but don’t be put off by that, let her guide you to the simplicity of her methods. So whether you are looking to prepare a family lunch or a simple one-pot supper for friends, watch Mary prepare her carefully tested recipes and see what comprehensive advice make Mary Berry Cooks the perfect kitchen companion.

 

An earlier book At Home is available for order in:

the UK                              the USA                        Canada

                    


Mary Berry Cooks recipes from book and TV series YOU magazine 23 Feb 2014

Mary Berry Cooks a new cookbook and a TV series

A new cook book and a TV series from the amazing Mary Berry.

Mary Berry Cooks BBC2 TV cookbook tie in

A whole rangeof classic recipes from Mary Berry who has included bites for quick eats, plates for sharing, great food for starters, favourite recipes for family meals, suppers for those later feasts, roasts from Mary’s classics, puddings that are hot and dreamy and an section on the UK favourite afternoon tea.

Recipes in the YOU magazine:

Read more at the Mail on Sunday Mary Berry Cooks and see Part Two of the Cooks series next week.

TV Series Mary Berry Cooks

All the recipes in the new book refer to the menus in the TV series from a new 6 part series begins on 3 March 2014 BBC2 at 8.30 pm.

Episode One: Afternoon Tea 3 Mar BBC2 8.30 pm

In her own kitchen Mary provides easy to follow and step-by-step instructions for making the perfect afternoon tea. What about hosting a traditional tea party, sandwiches made in advance and scones for a cream tea. A helping hand from her grand-daughters to make orange butterfly cakes and then a trip to visit a plantation in Cornwall to see how tea is grown.

 

Read about previous series in February last year Part One of a Mary Berry’s free magazine at You Magazine and the Second part of the series, Mary Berry – At Home Part II – 24 page recipe pull out in YOU Magazine 10 Feb 2013

 

The new book is available for order in:

the UK                              the USA                        Canada

                    


Cooking TV programmes on UK Christmas 2013

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I thought it would be nice to have a list of the TV cooking shows this Christmas so here goes….

Sunday 15 December 2013

BBC1      1.15 pm                 Nigel Slater’s simple Christmas

BBC2      9.30 am                Saturday Kitchen best bites

BBC2      11.00 am              Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

BBC2      11.45 am              Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

ITV         1.35 pm                Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH4        8.00 am                Jamie’s Money Saving Meals

CH4        8.30 am                Jamie’s Money Saving Meals

CH4        9.00 am                Jamie’s Money Saving Meals

CH4        9.30 am                Sunday Brunch

 

Monday 16 December 2013

BBC1      3.30 pm                Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

BBC2      7.00 pm                Nigellissima: An Italian Inspired Christmas

BBC2      8.30 pm                Tom Kerridge Cooks Christmas

ITV         12.00 pm              Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH5        1.25 pm                Chinese Food in minutes

 

Tuesday 17 December 2013

BBC1      3.30 pm                Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

BBC2      8.00 pm                The Great British Bake Off

ITV         12.00 pm              Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH4        9.00 pm                Heston’s Great British Food

CH5        1.25 pm                Chinese Food in minutes

 

Wednesday 18 December 2013

BBC1      3.30 pm                Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

BBC2      8.00 pm                Food and Drink Christmas special

ITV         12.00 pm              Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH5        1.25 pm                Chinese Food in minutes

 

Thursday 19 December 2013

BBC1      3.30 pm                Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

BBC2      7.00 pm                Hairy Biker’s Christmas party

BBC2      9.00 pm                The 12 Drinks of Christmas

ITV         12.00 pm              Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

 

Friday 20 December 2013

BBC1      3.30 pm                Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

ITV         12.00 pm              Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH4        8.00 pm                Gordon Ramsay’s Festive Home Cooking

CH5        1.25 pm                Chinese Food in minutes

 

Saturday 21 December 2013

BBC1     10.00 am              Saturday Kitchen

BBC1     11.30 am              Nigel Slater’s Christmas Suppers

BBC2      1.00 pm                A to Z of TV Cooking

ITV.        12.30 pm             Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH4       12.25 pm.             Jamie’s best ever Christmas

 

Sunday 22 December 2013

BBC1      1.15 pm               Christmas kitchen with James Martin

BBC2.     10.00 am.            Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

BBC2.     11.30 am.            Tom Kerridge cooks Christmas

BBC2.     12.00 pm.            Food and drink Christmas special with Mary Berry and Glynn                                                  Purnell

ITV.         1.35 pm.            Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH4.        7.55 am.            Jamie’s money saving meals

CH4.        9.30 am.            Sunday Brunch

 

 

 

The Great British bake off Christmas special 2013

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry prepare Christmas delights for us to try ourselves. Dreaming!

Anyway if you can bake, then Paul shows how to bake a Scottish black bun and a leftovers pie!

Mary works with gingerbread to make a house with icing for snow. A Tunis cake with a light sponge and a chocolate ganache!

Watch on BBC2 at 8.00 pm Tuesday 17 Dec 2014, also BBC2 Mon 6:30pm, 23rd Dec, BBC Two and on iPlayer while available

TV clips:

Recipes:

Read reviews and see Great British Bake Off books


The Great British Bake Off 2013 Series 4

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry host the fourth series of The Great British Bake Off on BBC2 at 7.00pm. Review the cookbooks in the Great British Bake Off series…




Episode 1/15 Cake

  • sandwich cakes
  • angel food cake
  • chocolate creations

Episode 2/15 Bread

Episode 3/15 Desserts

Episode 4/15 Pies and Tarts

Episode 5/15 Biscuits and Traybakes

Episode 6/15 Sweet Dough

Episode 7/15 Pastry

Episode 8/15 Quarter Final

Episode 9/15 French Week

Episode 10/15 Class of 2012

Episode 11/15 The Final     follow this link to see who won….

Episode 12/15 Masterclass 1 due 29 Oct 2013

Episode 13/15 Masterclass 2 due 30 Oct 2013

Episode 14/15 Masterclass 3 due 31 Oct 2013

Episode 15/15 Masterclass 4 due 1 Nov 2013

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Paul Hollywood Delicious Pies and Puds free recipe booklet Daily Telegraph 12 Oct

The Great British Bake Off Series Four BBC2 – more information.

The Great British Bake Off 32 page booklet recipes from the new series


The Great British Bake Off Series Four BBC2

The Great British Bake Off Series Four BBC2 Starts Tuesday 20 August 2013 at 8.00 pm.

The dynamic duo are back! Mary Berry (78) and Paul Hollywood (47) to liven up our evenings now the holidays are slowly passing by. Also Mel Glendroyc and Sue Perkins are on hand to see the new contestants go through their paces.

The fourth series comes at the end of a difficult time for Paul in what has been a hectic year for him. We wish Paul all the best and hope the new series will have been theraputic.

The series tests 13 of our best amateur bakers in a ten week period, instead of the usual twelve.

We look forward to the start of the competition and will report on each episode as the battle to be the best amateur baker unfolds.

The best of luck to all contestants.

See previous Bake Off recipe link,  Great British Bake Off 32 page booklet.

 

The Great British Bake Off 32 page booklet recipes from the new 4th series 2013

Free with the Daily Mail Saturday 10 August 2013, The Great British Bake Off 32 page booklet recipes from the new series.

Read about the free booklet from the Daily Mail here

The Great British Bake Off 2013 Series 4

Next week free with the Daily Mail glossy recipe cards, each day you can pick up a free Great British Bake Off recipe card from Tesco, WH Smith and Easons.

Read about the new Great British bake off everyday 100 recipes to accompany the new series.

Details about the forthcoming fourth series

The Great British Bake Off returns on Tuesday 20th August on BBC Two.

Previous recipes and series information

The new fourth series will consist of 16 episodes, the first episode is Cake.

Read about the new series at the Radio Times

This marks the return of the contest to determine Britain’s best amateur baker, as 13 contenders face tasks devised by judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. They must first make a sandwich cake, before having to follow Mary’s basic recipe for angel food cake in the opening technical challenge. The showstopper round involves producing a chocolate-based cake and is the final chance to avoid being the first to leave the tent. The presenters are Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

Watch Series 4 episode 1, Tuesday 20 August 2013 on BBC2 at 8.00 pm.


Mary Berry’s ultimate masterclass in great home cooking Mail on Sunday 2 June 2013

Mary Berry’s step by step – ultimate masterclass in great home cooking Mail on Sunday.

A free 24 page pull out part one free Sunday 2 June 2013.

Recipes:

  • Roast chicken with herb butter
  • Pineapple and ginger pavlova
  • Fish pie with cheesy mash topping
  • Italian herb frittata
  • Caesar salad
  • Victoria sandwich cake
  • Plum crumble
  • Meat lasagne
  • Bolognese sauce
  • Easy tomato soup with pesto
  • Chocolate brownies
  • Chocolate mocha mousse
  • Lemon drizzle traybake





New Cookbooks published Feb 2013 on

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New cookbooks published from February 2013 to early 2014…

The Fabulous Baker Brothers: Glorious British Grub  Tom Herbert 28 Feb 2013
Rachel’s Irish Family Food: A collection of Rachel’s best-loved family recipes Rachel Allen 28 Feb 2013
The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries The Hairy Bikers, Si and Dave 28 Feb 2013
MasterChef Cookery Course 1 Mar 2013
Atul’s Curries Of The World Atul Kochhar 14 Mar 2013
Skinny Weeks and Weekend Feasts Gizzi Erskine 28 Mar 2013
Delia’s Cakes Delia Smith 28 Mar 2013
Food Lovers’ London Jenny Linford 15 Apr 2013
Chocolat: Seductive Recipes for Bakes, Desserts, Truffles and Other Treats Eric Lanlard 13 May 2013
Too Many Chiefs Only One Indian Sat Bains 15 May 2013
A Passion for Baking Jo Wheatley 16 May 2013
Share: The Cookbook That Celebrates Our Common Humanity Meryl Streep 16 May 2013
Arabesque: Modern Middle Eastern Food Greg Malouf 1 Jun 2013
Food and Wine Annual Cookbook 2013 (Food & Wine Annual Cookbook) 10 June 2013
Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction Bobby Flay 20 June 2013
Istanbul Rebecca Seal 1 Jul 2013
At Home with the Chiappa Sisters: Easy Italian Cooking from the Heart Michela Chiappa 27 Feb 2014?
River Cottage Fruit Every Day! Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 12 Sep 2013
Rachel Khoo’s Museli and Granola Rachel Khoo 12 Sept 2013
The Key Ingredient Michael Caines 30 Oct 2013
Mary Berry’s Christmas Collection Mary Berry 10 Oct 2013
Mary Berry’s Family Sunday Lunches Mary Berry 7 Nov 2013
Bill’s Everyday Italian Bill Granger 10 Apr 2013
Great British Bake Off 2013 Linda Collister 7  Aug 2014