Lemons really are a desert island must-have ingredient: they offer a refreshing end to any meal in desserts, and certainly add zest to fish recipes and Middle Eastern food. Enjoy Delia's cheesecakes and other lemony treats.
Although it may not be the obvious choice at the end of a rich meal, the light and fluffy texture of this cheesecake, and its hit of lemon makes it ideal. The confit needs to be made a day in advance.
Light and fresh with zingy citrus and herbs: what more could you want from a veggie pasta dish when you're hungry but don't have much time to cook?
A real classic, this dessert is wintry and wonderful: dip your spoon into the soft sponge to release a pool of lemony sauce at the bottom. What could be better?
Another souffle recipe that is perfect for entertaining as it doesn't collapse, allowing you time to get the dessert on to the table. The hot lemon curd is a revelation!
This delightful hot pudding full of fresh citrus flavours is very light and fluffy and has the advantage of emerging from the oven in a pool of its own sauce. Then all it needs is some chilled pouring cream.
With a name like this, it's hardly surprising that Canary puddings are such a hit in the restaurant at Norwich City FC. Whether you're a Norwich supporter or not, this dessert will score every time!
This is a very refreshing marmalade, good wake-up food on a dull morning. Its other advantage is that it can be made at any time of the year. Although this does need fast boiling, the quantity is small enough for a modern hob.
This is sharp, very lemony and most refreshing, truly an ice cream for summer. We have found that the shop-bought meringues actually work better than home-made ones for this as they retain their crunchiness.
New potatoes are something it is hard to get enough of so, when you've enjoyed them hot with mint and butter and cold with mayonnaise, here is something a little different: take parsley, lemon and lots of freshly ground pepper and make a dressing.
The traditional accompaniment to haggis, this combination of swede and carrots shouldn't be confined to north of the Border. Instead, serve it with roasts and sausages during the winter, when root veg is at its best.
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