In this episode, Mary is inspired by her love of the great British countryside. Brought up in the country, Mary still loves to go walking with her dogs and family, as well as forage for wild ingredients. She begins by preparing some delicious mushroom Scotch eggs – perfect for a country picnic hamper. Mushrooms are one of Mary’s all-time favourite ingredients and, assisted by expert advice, she goes foraging for wild varieties in the New Forest, before cooking her delicious garlic mushrooms on toasted brioche. To follow, Mary makes a simple game dish just perfect for a dinner party or family supper – paprika pheasant with mushroom sauce.
Getting out and about in the British countryside is one of Mary’s passions, and she tries her hand at fly-fishing on the River Test. As something she’s never done before but always wanted to do, she enlists the help of expert angler Charles Jardine. After cooking up her catch on the riverbank, Mary returns to her kitchen to cook a no-fuss hearty sausage lasagne, followed by some easy and delicious mini apple cakes made out of windfall fruit. Delicious!
Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites Ep.2 :
1. Garlic mushrooms and cured ham on toasted brioche
Cured ham and wild mushrooms are some of the most beautiful ingredients you can get your hands on. Serve them on toasted brioche for a little taste of luxury.
2. Express lasagne
Mary Berry’s wonderfully different take on lasagne is super quick, perfect for a midweek supper.
3. Mini apple and almond cakes
One of my favourite bakes is a recipe for apple cake I created many years ago. This is a version of the same recipe but made up into individual cakes, which could be served warm as a dinner party dessert or cold as a delicious picnic treat.