8 Mary Berry Dessert Recipes to Help You Prep for Your ‘Great British Bake Off’ Audition

You can’t quite put your finger on the reason you’re oh-so addicted to The Great British Bake Off, but you’re pretty sure it has something to do with the icon that is baker extraordinaire Mary Berry. While she might not be appearing on future seasons warning amateurs of soggy-bottomed sponges, you can still get your Mary Berry fix trying out some of her recipes at home. (Quick note: We’re diving into British recipes, so make sure to convert measurements.) Ready, set, bake!

17 Desserts You Can Whip Up in 10 Minutes or Less

Tarte Au Citron

Follow Mary’s step-by-step directions, and you’re basically ready to compete on the show.

Scotch Pancakes

These pancakes are fluffier and sweeter than their American cousins, meaning you can totally make a stack of these for brunch.

Lemon Victoria Sandwich

Definitely not the kind of sandwich you had for lunch.

Coffee & Walnut Tray Bake

Make the sponge. Whip up the icing. Enjoy.

Lemon Drizzle Tray Bake

Mmm, lemony sugar glaze.

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Christina Cucina

Bakewell Tart

An almond, custard-filled cake that most Americans have never heard of…but will definitely want to eat.

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Mary Berry’s Cherry Cake

Technical challenge: Will your cherries float or sink?

Chocolate Orange Tart

A bit more complicated than the others but worth the effort. (Yep, it’s time you bought that precision scale. It’s what Mary Berry would want.)


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