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!
What a wonderful way to use up excess gooseberries! This recipe combines creaminess and a fruity compote to mouthwatering effect.
What could be better than home-made bread, especially when it's crammed with the flavours of cheese, potatoes, fresh sage and caramelised onions. We are confident this will soon become one of your favourites!
Packed with summery flavours, this easy and speedy fish recipe would make the perfect lunch or supper dish on a warm day. Serve it with salad, new potatoes or asparagus.
For 40 years, the nation has been making this pudding, which tastes even better if you prepare it a few weeks before Christmas then leave it in a cool place to mature. Serve with traditional brandy sauce.
It may look as if this Italian classic took hours to make, but in fact you just assemble a few ingredients in a loaf tin and there you have it - a lovely dessert that will earn you plenty of compliments.
Hearty, substantial, comfort food: this is the type of soup that makes you wish it was winter! Serve with crusty bread for a warming supper.
Made with wholemeal flour, this wonderfully impressive cake would make the perfect centrepiece for afternoon tea - an absolute treat and bound to become your chosen carrot cake recipe!
Mmmm…apple fans will swoon over this fabulous trifle, with its Calvados-soaked trifle sponges, apple puree and custard layer, with mascarpone and almonds on top.
Use the right-sized tin and you can't go wrong with this blissfully easy cake - everyone you make it for will be amazed that it was so simple as it tastes divine.
Delia's favourite cake and no surprise! The preserved ginger adds intriguing warmth and spice while the lemon icing deftly cuts through any richness, creating what could well be the world's most perfect cake.
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