Although it's lovely to have friends round for dinner, the last thing you want is to be chained to the kitchen. Delia's recipes for entertaining allow you to prepare ahead, or involve minimal work before serving, so you can have a stress-free, relaxed evening as well!
Celeriac is a winter root vegetable that all cooks should be aware of as it has a wonderful flavour and lends itself beautifully to soups, bakes, gratins and, here, mashed with other ingredients.
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...
This wonderfully impressive recipe would make a great way to end a supper party... just add cream and toasted almonds to decorate for the final flourish!
Delia describes this as her best ever pork chops recipe...and it's easy to see why. The combination of wild mushrooms, creme fraiche and thyme is simply superb!
Delia describes this as her favourite vegetarian dish - and it's so versatile we just know you'll make it again and again with whatever vegetables are available.
Effortless yet impressive and totally mouthwatering, this lovely fruity dessert should be in everyone's summer repertoire when soft fruit is in season.
Jellies are always a good bet in the summer months, when all you really want is something light and refreshing. The joy of these is that they can also be made in advance, so are ideal when entertaining.
Instead of making a classic crème pâtissière why not cheat and use a mixture of bought fresh custard and crème fraîche? Then make your shortbreads, add some fruit and puree and you have one of the most impressive-looking desserts imaginable!
A crunchy rosti topping is ideal for a fish pie, providing a contrast of textures with the soft, creamy fish and seafood beneath. This recipe is a four-star favourite and perfect for easy entertaining.
Blackcurrants, raspberries or redcurrants can be used instead of gooseberries, but either way we just know you'll love this grown-up, prepare-ahead version of rice pudding!
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