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!
Make this a month before Christmas so that the flavours can mature: brilliant with cheeses and cold meats.
An unusual way of cooking celery, the addition of a cheese and onion sauce brings a creaminess and plenty of flavour to one of winter's best vegetables.
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: 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.
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