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!
This classic potato dish is, quite rightly, seen as the perfect partner to roasts, casseroles, sausages and braised dishes.
This elegant recipe features a mixture of flavours that is totally sublime… perfect for entertaining during the winter months.
Those with a gluten intolerance often have to just sit and watch while others tuck into gorgeous puddings. Not here: this chocolate fudge pudding by Darina Allen allows everyone to join in and is well worth making.
Bubble-and-squeak with a Christmas twist as well as a great way to use up Sunday lunch leftovers. Instead of the usual cabbage and potatoes, Delia uses leftover sprouts for a tasty version of this traditional recipe.
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!
This lovely steamed pudding is made without sugar - so is ideal for diabetics. The sweet element is provided by the plump raisins, while the sauce adds the finishing touch.
Just three ingredients here, but they meld together beautifully to create a simple, yet simply stunning, dessert that has more than a hint of Americana!
Who says risotto has to be stirred? Well, yes, if it's a classic one, but this tastes every bit as good and is just left to its own devices on the hob. Brilliant with braised meat dishes and casseroles.
Although moussaka is a Greek classic, Delia has added an Italian element with a ricotta topping for a creamy and lighter touch than the traditional bechamel sauce.
This sumptuous fish dish tastes a million dollars yet can be assembled and cooked in just 10 minutes - who says special-occasion food demands all day in the kitchen?
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