Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking: Everything you need to know about Mary Berry’s new cooking show

Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking has lots of fast recipe inspiration

Mary Berry Quick Cooking

Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking is the latest cooking show from the former Bake Off judge and it’s perfect if you’re on the lookout for speedy recipe inspiration.

There's no doubt, Mary Berry is the queen of baking - famed for her perfect cakes, including her top-rated lemon drizzle cake and indulgent chocolate cake recipe.

In her new TV show, Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking features, the expert baker will be sharing a range of new fast recipes all time-poor families will appreciate.

The recipes are inspired by the places Mary has visited and promise to deliver lots of flavour, without you having to stick by the stove for hours.

Mary begins her journey in Italy and makes her first visit to Rome. While there she takes moped tour of the city and rustles up some mouth-watering Bruschetta, speedy pasta and an irresistible Tiramisu…

In episode two, Mary joins a music festival and shares her indulgent boozy rum and raisin ice cream.

Heading to the bustling alleyways of Marrakesh’s Medina for episode three, Mary is inspired by the aromatic flavours and smells of the market and cooks up a speedy Lamb tagine, a spicy carrot hummus and a fresh summer salad which is perfect for the warmer months.

Hopping on-board the HMS Defender in episode four, Mary discovers how the navy are fed against the clock and on a tight budget. Taking inspiration from her experience, once back in her own kitchen Mary cooks up a crumble fish pie, a special cauliflower soup and mini sausage rolls.

For the penultimate episode Mary explores the West End of London and learns all about the art of high-speed wok cooking in Chinatown. Her Asian beef and pepper stir-fry is perfect if you want a family meal that’s fast and full of flavour!

Finally, during the last episode Mary explores how the restaurants and cafes at Heathrow airport feed the 80 millions people that visit the terminals each year and creates recipes inspired by flavours from all over the world. She makes a wonderful apple sandwich cake, chicken korma and some extra special roast scallops.

Mary Berry Quick Cooking recipes

We hand picked some of most delicious recipes from Mary Berry's Quick Cooking, so you can try them at home yourself...

Mary Berry’s King Prawn and Broccoli Stir-Fry with Black Bean Sauce

Mary Berry Quick Cooking king prawn stir fry

Images Georgia Glynn Smith

This tasty stir-fry is a great midweek meal and if you can’t find oyster mushrooms Mary suggests swapping them for chestnut mushrooms instead. It takes just eight minutes to cook!

Get the recipe: Mary Berry’s King Prawn and Broccoli Stir-Fry with Black Bean Sauce

Mary Berry’s Apple and Lemon Sandwich Cake

Mary Berry Quick Cooking Apple and Lemon cake

Credit: Georgia Glynn Smith

Mary describes this as the ‘ultimate cream sponge cake’. She says: ‘The apple makes the cake really moist and the lemon-flavoured cream keeps it fresh-tasting.’

Get the recipe: Mary Berry’s Apple and Lemon Sandwich Cake

Mary Berry’s Rum and Raisin Ice Cream

Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking rum and raisin ice cream

Georgia Glynn Smith

Mary explains: ‘Sweet, naughty and delicious, this has a gorgeously smooth and silky texture. With no churning required, it is so straightforward to make too. You’d be silly not to give this recipe a try!

Get the recipe: Mary Berry’s Rum and Raisin Ice Cream

When will Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking air?

Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking will premiere on March 11th, on BBC Two at 8.30pm. It will run for six weeks and will air at the same time each week.

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Jessica Ransom
Senior Food Writer

Jessica is a freelance food writer, stylist and recipe tester. She previously worked as Senior Food Writer at Future. While at Future Jessica wrote food and drink-related news stories and features, curated product pages, reviewed equipment, and developed recipes that she then styled on food shoots. She is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.