Monday 29 May 2017

Mary Berry stirs up another culinary controversy with dessert recipe backlash

Is that a pie? Credit: BBC2
Is that a pie? Credit: BBC2

Mary Berry’s pie and sticky toffee pudding both triggered a bit of backlash.

Mary Berry has stirred up yet another culinary controversy, this time over a simple pie.

The former Great British Bake Off judge had previously taken some stick on social media for using white wine, thyme, cream and an oven to create her version of spaghetti bolognese in Mary Berry Everyday.

Now the 81-year-old’s hearty potato, leek and cheese pie is at the centre of a new storm, with viewers insisting it was a “casserole with a lid” because it did not have a pastry base.

The TV star on her new show, Mary Berry Everyday
The TV star on her new show, Mary Berry Everyday

Mary’s sticky toffee pudding did not escape unscathed on Monday night’s show, with viewers expressing their disappointment that it did not contain dates.

"That's a pastry lid - not a pie. You're going to give Twitter a meltdown. Disgraceful," snapped one fan on Twitter. "Sort yourself out."

"Sorry Mary, but it's not really a pie if there's no pastry base," said another.

Mary’s recipes on the BBC programme have been a talking point each week.

Read more: Mary Berry loses a few fans after revealing her recipe for classic bolognese sauce

The 81-year-old surprised viewers by stirring garlic into her pizza dough last week, while admitting that she had never had a pizza delivered to her home.

'Bolognese-gate” also caused plenty of controversy when she used white wine, thyme, cream and an oven to create the Italian-inspired staple, leaving some viewers horrified.

Unimpressed viewers took to Twitter to share their disapproval, with one posting: "Just watched a cooking programme where Mary Berry put white whine in Bolognese. Turned it off. #shudders.

Another posted: "I love Mary Berry, but white wine in a bolognese sauce? No. It has to be red."

"Dear Mary Berry, this is NOT ragu Bolognese. It's a nice tomato sauce though," added another.

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