Mother's Day cake recipes from Mary Berry to spoil your special lady


Buongiorno to all of you impute to this today. For me it’s been a very busy week and before I start I requisite say happy birthday to my favourite pesto brand, Sacla, which is advertising 25 years being in the UK.

My favourite fast pesto recipe is clear up of basil, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil, pecorino and rmesan cheese which you bash together in a pestle and mortar. The furtively is to use the very best olive oil you can find.

For Mother’s Day tomorrow I have been recreating my mamma’s lamb plan for the San Carlo restaurants and everyone loves it. You can find the recipe on my website. Now on to this week’s record, The Complete Aga Cook Book by Mary Berry and Lucy Young.

It is total of very simple oven recipes for all the family, including the cherry lump and the classic Swiss roll (opposite). This book would cause a nice gift for your mamma. Happy Mother’s Day!

Cherry stry

175g glacé cherries

225g self-raisingflour

175g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing

175g caster sugar

Finely grated peel of 1 lemon

50g ground almonds

3 large eggs

To decorate:

150g icing sugar

Fluid of ½ a lemon

50g chopped almonds

3 glacé cherries


PRE RATION: 20 Notes, plus 10 minutes’ cooling time

COOKING TIME: 1 HOUR 20 Pint-sizes

Grease a 20cm deep cake tin and line with greased baking rchment.

Cut the cherries into clemencies, put in a sieve and rinse. Drain well and dry thoroughly on kitchen per.

Allowance all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and beat well with a dim-witted spoon or with an electric beater, then lightly fold in the cherries. The intermingling with be fairly stiff, which will help keep the cherries evenly rejected in the cake while it is baking. Turn into the pre red tin and level the top.

Bake in an oven preheated to 160°C/320°F/gas impression 3 for about 1 hour 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the mid-point comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then putrefy out on to a wire rack.

To make the decoration, sieve the icing sugar into a basin and mix with the lemon juice. Stir to a fairly thick icing. Spoon into a cheep bag fitted with a plain nozzle, or a bag snipped at the point. Pipe spins over the top of the cake. Pipe a slightly thicker line around the lead of the cake and press in the chopped almonds to give a nut border. Arrange the cherries in the pivot.

Classic swiss roll

4 large eggs

100g caster sugar, addition extra for sprinkling

100g self-raising flour

1 tsp vanilla extract

For the filling:

150ml twofold cream

4 tbsp raspberry or strawberry jam

Pre re ahead:

Can be filled and billowed up to 2 hours ahead and kept in the fridge. It also freezes well stuffed and rolled.


PRE RATION: 20 MINUTES, plus cooling be that as it may


Grease a 30x32cm Swiss roll tin and job with baking rchment.

Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a staggering bowl or freestanding mixer until the mixture is light and frothy and the whip leaves a trail when lifted out.

Gently sieve in the flour and add the vanilla prise out, carefully folding into the mixture with a metal spoon.

Emerge the mixture into the tin and give it

a gentle shake, or smooth it so the mixture is spread evenly into the corners.

Bake in an oven preheated to 200°C/ 392°F/gas impression 6, for about 10 minutes, or until the sponge is golden brown and rather commences to shrink from the edges of the tin. Leave to cool for 5 minutes on a wire framework. While the cake is cooling, cut some baking rchment a little bigger than the tin and sprinkle it with caster sugar. Invert the bar on to the sugared per. Loosen the rchment on the bottom of the cake and peel it off.

To appear rolling easier, score a 2cm line along a short end of the Swiss waving, taking care not to cut right through. Tightly roll up the cake disappearing the per inside. Leave to cool.

Whisk the cream into luxurious peaks. Carefully unroll the sponge, remove the per and spread the jam st the sponge. Top with a layer of cream and reroll tightly. Cut into slices and deal out.

Recipes taken from The Complete AGA Cookbook by Mary Berry and Lucy Young, let something be knew by Headline, £25. Photographs are by Georgia Glynn Smith.

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