As you'd expect, this is extracted from pure vanilla pods and not made synthetically (extract is the key word; essence is not the same thing).
It's very useful for sauces, custards and a million-and-one sweet dishes or wherever a touch of vanilla flavour is required.
Elegant and autumnal, this dessert would go down well at the end of a special meal and is simplicity itself to make. Of course, you can use the mascarpone mousse in other recipes too - a great addition to your repertoire!
Who can resist such a stunning dessert? To make life easier you can use bought pastry but it's well worth making Delia's quick flaky pastry as it has a wonderful depth of flavour. Use any summer berries you like.
Although this sublime chocolate dessert includes home-made (and very easy!) vanilla ice cream, if time is short you could always cheat and use a good bought one, then just add the hot chocolate sauce and toppings. Easy!
It's something of a myth that ice cream is difficult to make: this recipe couldn't be easier and the addition of nougat - or turron - adds crunch and other flavours to it. Serve it with fruity desserts in the summer, or on its own.
A million times better than anything you can buy, home-made vanilla ice cream is totally addictive! Try Delia's recipe - as she says, it's very easy so no excuses…