Have something to tell us about this article? © 2017 YOU Magazine. Recipes often include spice, but I have added a lovely nutty glaze instead. Admittedly, beige food is unlikely to be Instagram bait (leave that to rainbow-toned grain bowls, statement focaccia and chocolate brownie cookie sandwiches). Step 2: Add the garlic and tomato purée and stir for a few seconds. Measure the butter and sugar into a food processor and whizz until pale and fluffy. I threw the pudding in the oven alongside a tray of wedges for dinner (both took 40 minutes, they didn’t seem to mind each other), and it was still warm in the middle after we’d finished dunking said wedges in mayo and chilli jam. Oh dear… I separated the first two without getting any egg yolk in them, and whisked them, but as the recipe says to be careful not to over whisk, I was paranoid about over whisking. We like chicken thighs, skinned but left on the bone for full flavour, but you could also use skinned chicken breasts. The national treasure’s new cookbook Simple Comforts is full of classic, spirit-lifting dishes – so with autumn just around the corner, we figured there was no better time to spotlight three of Berry’s brilliantly beige recipes. {{^disable_secondary_title}} {{#secondary_title}} {{secondary_title}} {{/secondary_title}} {{^secondary_title}} {{title.raw}} {{/secondary_title}} {{/disable_secondary_title}} {{#disable_secondary_title}} {{ title.raw }} {{/disable_secondary_title}}. And if there’s one person who can challenge preconceptions about beige food, it’s Mary Berry. Sausages are one of the most comforting meals – choose your favourites for this recipe. Add the mushrooms and fry for 2–3 minutes. Who is The Savoy’s Sean Davoren? Get your copy … Like a roulade, it contains no flour, which means it is a rich close-textured sponge – so expect it to dip a little when it comes out of the oven. Berry’s mushroom and cheese creations topped with creamy spinach sauce are light, full on flavour and surprisingly easy to make, too. Remove the mushrooms with a slotted spoon and add them to the onions. Serve piping hot with a green salad or tomato salad. It’s best to use a wide dish rather than a deep one. Mary Berry’s Simple Comforts Mary Berry explores the wonderful world of simple comfort food, bringing fuss-free recipes that can warm the cockles and lift the spirits. 15 Minutes or Less 30 Minutes or Less 45 Minutes or Less No Restrictions. Celine is a journalist who feels passionate about reality TV and celebrity culture. Mary says: “When you feel in need of a comfort pudding this one really fits the bill. A wonderfully comforting dish to enjoy on a cold, dark January night. Ever attempted a soufflé? https://t.co/zcRjJylGtN pic.twitter.com/4BkttYfzge. It follows Mary on her travels to Paris, Ireland, the River Thames (where she cooks up a Thai salmon), and the Yorkshire Coast. She spends most of her down time in front of the TV with a big bar of chocolate, or looking up her next holiday destination. Mary Berry’s brilliant new book Simple Comforts is a collection of all the delicious comfort food recipes you could wish for. Brush over the surface and sprinkle with flaked almonds. bloody mary mix, smoked bone-in ham center slices, cider vinegar and 2 more. While the preparation time only takes half an hour, this bolognaise bake will need to be cooked way ahead of dinner. These include, 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 chopped onions, 2 finely chopped celery sticks, 675g beef mince, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 2 tbsp tomato puree, 2 x 400g chopped tomato tins, 500ml beef stock, 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce, and 2 tsp redcurrant jelly. This book does not currently have any reviews. It’s perfect for Sunday lunch, served warm with ice cream, custard, cream or crème fraîche. Smoky firecracker chicken drumsticks. Remove the lid and continue to fry for a minute to evaporate the liquid. Below are two recipes from the book for you to try for yourself. Our recipes are from Simple Comforts by Mary Berry, which will be published on 17 September by BBC Books, price £26. Melt the jam with 2 tablespoons of water in a small pan. Perfect for a celebration, this is a decadent dessert cake – one to be eaten with a fork! Step 1: Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or flameproof casserole. Brush over the surface and sprinkle with flaked almonds. Prepare ahead: can be made up to 8 hours ahead and reheated with the sauce as in step 8. Simple to make but with three tiers and luxurious filling, this passion fruit lemon cake is impressive. Season well and spoon the egg mixture on top of the vegetables. This blend of spices and yoghurt results in kebabs that are full of flavour. Scatter the artichokes over the top. The bake can be made 6 hours ahead of baking and serving – essential when preparing for a dinner party! Step 6: Spoon into a large, shallow ovenproof dish. Never. Sit the soufflés, browned side up, in an ovenproof dish, then spoon the sauce around them. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan and grease the dish with butter. To make the soufflé base, melt the remaining butter in a saucepan. Remove the lid and fry over a high heat for 2 minutes, until the liquid has evaporated. Step 3: Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. This will prevent them from burning if you’re cooking on a barbecue. Photography Laura Edwards. It’s perfect for Sunday lunch, served warm with ice cream, custard, cream or crème fraîche.”, Prepare ahead: can be made and baked up to 8 hours ahead and reheated to serve. Related Content. Our son Thomas loves fishing and one of the very first fish he caught, when he was about ten years old, was a sea trout. Stir in the tomatoes, stock, Worcestershire sauce and redcurrant jelly and season with salt and pepper. Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/Gas 7. EYB will contact you soon. You will need a large, shallow ovenproof dish, about 28cm (11in) in diameter. Tip the blackberries, lemon juice and 75g of the caster sugar into a saucepan. But its beauty lies in its ability to make us feel good. An impressive special-occasion cake – not one for everyday. A Berry Royal Christmas Join Mary Berry for a very festive Christmas as she visits a host of charities across the country, the staff of which work throughout the holidays. The recipe starts off easy enough, boiling what seemed like a bushful of blackberries with sugar and lemon juice, then adding gelatine leaves and leaving it to cool and thicken slightly. Bake the soufflés for about 15 minutes until risen and lightly golden. However the next two episodes of Simple Comforts will be set at home. All Rights Reserved. Melt 25g of the butter in a large, non-stick frying pan, add the mushrooms and fry them over high heat for a few minutes. This will be made again and again. Add the almond extract, ground almonds, eggs and flour, then whizz again until the mixture is soft and creamy and there are no lumps. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/Gas 6 and grease the dish with butter. This also works well with sea bass. Absolutely. by Mary Berry. Beige? If you have new wooden skewers, soak them in water before using, then leave them to dry. 400g mixed mushrooms (such as chestnut, shiitake, button), thickly sliced 1 x 375g sheet of ready-rolled puff  pastry, 1 tsp chopped thyme leaves 100g mature Cheddar cheese, grated, 175g chargrilled artichokes, drained and cut into large pieces, 175g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing. Melt the jam with two tablespoons of water in a small pan. You will need 6 x size 1 (100ml) ramekins. Bread and butter pudding has been around forever and there have been many different variations over the years. Drain well and run under cold water. Mary Berry trained at The Cordon Bleu in Paris and Bath School of Home Economics. Add the mushrooms and the cheese and season, then set aside to cool a little. At 85, she’s still writing cookbooks and for this one, Simple Comforts, also stars in an accompanying BBC series (and wouldn’t you, if you got to go to Paris and learn to make proper crepes like she did?). In a separate, clean bowl, whisk the egg whites, adding the remaining 100g of caster sugar a teaspoon at a time. Eye-Opening Spicy Bloody Mary Ham Steaks Pork. Mary's utterly reliable recipes are perfect for days when you want tasty and dependable food. Remove the mushrooms with a slotted spoon and set them aside. But I gave it a go – and, as I cracked open my sixth egg (the recipe only needs two), I wished I hadn’t. Put the gelatine leaves into a bowl of cold water and leave for five minutes. Measure the butter and sugar into a food processor and whizz until pale and fluffy. Add the almond extract, ground almonds, eggs and flour, then whizz again until the mixture is soft and creamy and there are no lumps. See all recipes from Mary Berry's Simple Comforts (18). about 2 red dessert apples, skin on, cored and thinly sliced. Especially if you, like me, have a real thing for frangipane – that slightly gooey, slightly crumbly texture, like the top inch of sponge in a sugar-syrup drenched drizzle cake. Stir about a tablespoon of egg whites into the egg and mushroom mixture and carefully fold it in, keeping everything light and airy. Simple Comforts by Mary Berry is published by BBC Books, priced £26. Only 5 books can be added to your Bookshelf. Your request has been submitted. Method: Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Dust the pudding with icing sugar and serve warm. Add the onions and fry over a high heat for 3–4 minutes. We often have friends round for a midweek supper and this chicken fricassee is a perfect dish to make ahead.