Mary berry apricot and marzipan recipes

Easter Simnel Bundt Cake

Easter Simnel Bundt Cake

Mary Berry once told me that 'life is too short to make your own marzipan'. Melt a little apricot jam in the microwave until it's runny and leave to one side
Tennis Cake

Tennis Cake

Mary Berry has annoyed me. Maybe Mary has shares in a baking parchment company and wants everyone to use and buy more
Easter Simnel Cake / Velykinis vaisių pyragas

Easter Simnel Cake / Velykinis vaisių pyragas

I changed Mary Berry's recipe a little bit cause there was too much dried fruits for me. When the cake is cool, brush the top with a little warmed apricot jam (this I forgot to do, but it didn't change anything)
Mary Berry's classic Christmas cake

Mary Berry's classic Christmas cake

Brush the sides and the top of the cake with the warm apricot jam. Gently level and smooth the top of the paste with the rolling pin, then ease the marzipan down the sides of the cake, smoothing it at the same time
Mary Berry’s Simnel cake

Mary Berry’s Simnel cake

When the cake is cool, warm the apricot jam in a small saucepan. Take one-third of the marzipan and roll it out to a circle the size of the tin and then place the circle on top of the cake mixture
Mary Berry's fondant fancies

Mary Berry's fondant fancies

For the marzipan topping, heat the apricot jam in a small saucepan and sieve it into a bowl. Brush the top of the cake with the sieved apricot jam
Recipe 134 - Austrian Apricot & Almond Tart

Recipe 134 - Austrian Apricot & Almond Tart

 I thought I would do a Mary Berry and roll my pastry out directly onto the bottom of the tin. I had been flicking through Mary's Bible for quite a few days and this recipe I noted needed marzipan and I knew I had some left over from my Christmas cakes I had made
The Quest For The Perfect Christmas Cake

The Quest For The Perfect Christmas Cake

True, it was endorsed by Mary Berry, but that's not really the point. I have made two batches, and the first are now coated in marzipan waiting for the final touches with the icing
Recipe 132 - Tiny Fruit Cakes

Recipe 132 - Tiny Fruit Cakes

Anyway, the tins were slightly bigger than the three baked bean tins Mary suggested, so I greased and lined both the base and sides of two of them
Food: Mini Simnel Cakes

Food: Mini Simnel Cakes

I used Mary Berry’s Simnel cake recipe and turned it into cupcakes – I was pretty pleased with how they turned out and it saves cutting cake for everyone

Mary Berry's Christmas Cake Mix

When I got around to the marzipan and icing stage, I was pressed for time so did both together. It's one of those things that has always seemed easier to buy ready made, rather than have to buy lots of separate ingredients, and then invest time in the preparation and cooking, with leftover packets lurking on the shelves for months to come

French apricot and almond tart

Dry the apricots on kitchen paper and arrange rounded side-up over the marzipan. Sprinkle the grated marzipan evenly over the pastry base

Simnel cake

when the cake is cool, brush the top with a little warmed apricot jam. Take one third of the marzipan and roll out into a circle the same size as the cake tin