Especially in the summer months, it's a crime not to make the most of all those wonderful berries, just bursting with flavour. Delia gives them a starring role in a range of sublime desserts, cakes and special-occasion recipes.
This chutney goes particularly well with Camembert Croquettes. However, it would also partner the Christmas cold cuts and buffet food extremely well, especially ham, pork pies and gammon.
The rich, dark flavour of Marsala combined with fragrant pear juices is a quite stunning combination. But this recipe can also be made with red wine or strong dry cider – each version has its own particular charm.
Dessert figs that have become too dry to eat as they are can be excellent made into a compote. This is superb served with ice cream, but failing that, try it with some Greek yoghurt.
This is really toffee apples served as a dessert and, while they are pretty child-friendly, we know they'll go down a storm with adults too!
Mincemeat, apple, ready-rolled pastry and you're away: what could be easier than this tart, which is perfect at Christmastime, served with custard, cream or brandy butter.
This recipe is very special. What you get are clouds of very lemony, very light melt in the mouth loveliness.
It is so simple to make proper custard, not only does it taste better than anything ready made it freezes well too.
A traditional English pudding, and a perfect partner is Delia's recipe for Proper Custard, see related recipe below
In the winter it works really well with passion fruit
Apples are superb in cakes, so in the autumn when there are lots of windfalls around, why not make a few of these and freeze them.
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