Cranberry jelly - I always keep cranberry jelly in my cupboard – it’s good as an instant accompaniment to chicken or game, or can be used in sauces.
The title says it all and this jewel-like confit is the perfect foil for the richness of game or duck - you could also serve it with cheeses and cold cuts at Christmas as a change from your usual chutney.
Subtly spiced, this wonderful jelly will give you a taste of Christmas all year round with roast meats, game, cheese or pate.
This is Delia's chosen version of cranberry sauce, made with oranges, cloves, sugar and cinnamon as well as oranges for a rich and full flavour.
These light, refreshing jellies would make a welcome break from rich Christmas food over the festive period and are pretty enough to serve at a special-occasion dinner. Make them the day before for hassle-free entertaining.
Make this a month before Christmas so that the flavours can mature: brilliant with cheeses and cold meats.