The weather forecast's good so why not rustle up some of Delia's pukka picnic food and head for the great outdoors?
This combination of earthy cep mushrooms and sweet caramelised onions is divine, and comes to us courtesy of Alex Mackay, the brilliant young chef who demonstrates his talents at Delia's food and wine workshops at NCFC.
I once spent a great deal of time trying every sort of lemon tart imaginable in order to come up with the definitive version. And here it is – thicker than is usual which, quite rightly I think, includes much more filling than pastry. If you want to
This has to be one of the easiest fruit tarts to make in the world. The filling is essentially gooseberries and custard set in a pastry crust. I have found that a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar somehow really gives an added flavour dimension without be
This is a first cousin of a Bakewell tart, using home-made lemon curd instead of jam, which I think goes very well with the flavour of almonds.
Here is another festive dessert that makes good use of home-made mincemeat. Serve it fairly warm, with Cumberland Rum Butter to melt through the lattice.
This is simply the old favourite apple tarte Tatin turned into a savoury version. The red onions are mellowed and caramelised with balsamic vinegar, and look spectacularly good. And the cheese and thyme pastry provides the perfect background. Everyon
Delia describes this vegetarian tart as the 'easiest and most sublime tomato recipe on record'. We're sure you'll agree - serve it at barbecues, picnics and any other outdoor event.
Using smoked fish in a tart gives masses of flavour - and all you need to accompany it is a green salad or some steamed veg.
Crisp, flaky pastry encasing creamy filling with snippets of smoked salmon - do tarts get any more luxurious than this?
The secret of this tart, with its wholewheat cheese pastry, is to cook the onions until they almost caramelise so they form a lovely thick, brown layer over the base.
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