Lovely strawberries lend themselves to a wide range of recipes from meringue-and-cream concoctions to cheesecakes, panna cotta and ice cream, as well as jellies and granita. Enjoy this most summery of fruits with Delia's wonderful strawberry recipes.
Juicy, jewel-like summer berries encased in a raspberry jelly – what could be more refreshing on a summer’s day when entertaining? Make it in advance and serve it with cream or, for a truly low-fat option, as it is.
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.
Once you know how, meringues are the easiest thing to make and can be used in recipes from Eton mess to petits monts blancs and pavlova. They're also a great way to use up leftover egg whites from other recipes...
Mascarpone has both a richness and lightness that makes it the ideal ingredient for summery desserts. Add plenty of seasonal berries and you'll be in heaven!
Invented at Eton for 4 June celebrations, this easy summery dessert is one of the quickest and most delectable ways to enjoy home-grown strawberries, couple with cream and meringue. Yum!
What could be a more luscious combination than the ripest strawberries, velvety cream filling and crisp shortcakes made with hazelnuts? Summer eating doesn't get any better than this...
Effortless yet impressive and totally mouthwatering, this lovely fruity dessert should be in everyone's summer repertoire when soft fruit is in season.
Want to know how to get the thinnest, crunchiest crust on your brûlée? Delia's shares a chef's secret tip and creates a fruity summery dessert that will soon become a firm favourite.
Whenever I see cheesecake on a menu I'm filled with longing – there's something awfully comforting about cheesecake – but the question always arises as to whether it will or will not be cloying (and if it is, what a waste of calories!).
Previously, I have made these with mascarpone, but this low-fat alternative is, I feel, every bit as good as the rich version and the perfect accompaniment to any fruit compote.
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