We'd defy anyone to say they don't like Italian food! Delia's recipes cover everything from a dazzling array of pasta dishes through to pizza and such classics as Veal Milanese, Beef in Barolo and Chicken Cacciatora, a recipe that's become a firm favourite at Delia Online.
To make this sauce, you need the other half of the Mixed Double recipe, Cheese and Herb-crusted Cottage Pie (see related recipe below), which will provide you with just the right quantity of cooked minced beef.
I like this made with penne, but wholewheat macaroni makes a good alternative. The courgettes can be replaced with leeks, broad beans or broccoli sprigs and, for a vegetarian, in addition to these the bacon can be replaced by mushrooms.
A moveable feast, you can use a variety of vegetables here - in summer, courgettes are good, or onions. Leave out the bacon for a vegetarian version...
Pizza dough is made in almost the same way as white bread – by hand or using a food processor, except that you add olive oil and a little sugar to the flour mixture and there isn't a second rising.
This is a beautiful bite-sized version of mince pies, and I think not as fiddly. If you don't have a pastry wheel you can forgo the frilly edge and use a sharp knife to cut the pastry.
Filo pastry is made ready to use, so no tedious rolling out and all that buttery, wafer-thin crunchiness is guaranteed. This filling makes a very special strudel, perfect for entertaining.
Apple tart to you and me: this Italian version of our good old apple pie is totally addictive, so if you fancy a change from the usual desserts, give it a go.
You know what it's like when you just love a particular dish? Delia reveals that this Italian classic is her supper of choice at her favourite London trattoria...
Borlotti beans and pancetta give this lovely hearty dish plenty of Italian flavour - just what you need at the end of a busy day!
Former Chelsea FC manager Gianluca Vialli inspired this lovely Italian pasta dish - ideal for veggies if you use parmesan-style cheese.
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