Mary Berry Cooks

Weekday Supper

Series 1 - Episode 5 Weekday Supper



You’ll never see Mary Berry brandishing an espuma gun, a sous-vide or any other molecular gastronomy gadget. She has no need for such technical wizardry because simple, well-cooked dishes are what she, like us, really wants to eat at home.

True, some of her recipes smack of the 1970s, but I bet you’ll fancy trying almost all of the quick-and-easy weekday suppers she makes in tonight’s show. Most are unashamedly traditional – apple crumble, lamb curry and cottage pie – albeit with a Berry twist. Mary also has the underrated knack of making you feel it’s just the two of you having a chat in her kitchen while she cooks.


The food writer and Great British Bake Off judge gives advice on making a casual weekday supper for sharing around the kitchen table with friends or family. She 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.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Mary Berry
Executive Producer Anna Beattie
Executive Producer Richard Bowron
Series Director Scott Tankard
Series Producer Scott Tankard