The queen of the BBC, Mary Berry, is back – just in time for Easter. Her latest project, Mary Berry’s Easter Feast, serves up an enticing mix of spring and Easter-themed recipes, including our lady Mary espousing the value of a extra fruity Hot Cross bun.
Mary’s buns aside, the sprightly octogenarian also whips up some holiday spirit via a discussion of the religious significance of Easter, and what sweet treats we can learn from other countries and races. At times even Berry seems bamboozled by the wealth of international fare, but when she finally gets her head around the basics of a bread-crumbed lined tin and its place in making Polish delicacy babka, the excitement on her face is genuine.
Even Archbishop Justin Welby makes a cameo appearance to sample a slice of Mary’s delicious simnel cake, mixing thought-provoking and insightful discussion with the cheeky double-entendres we’ve all come to associate the Bake Off presenter with.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly show that delves right into the heart of what Easter means – and for Mary, it’s not all about the chocolate eggs – then this is the show for you. Crack open the currants and let Mary’s spring masterclass inspire you to create your own Easter feast, or find more exciting recipes with the BBC Good Food Magazine, now with 40% off.
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