The weather forecast's good so why not rustle up some of Delia's pukka picnic food and head for the great outdoors?
For this recipe – ideal for vegetarians – I use a 7 inch (18 cm) metal pie plate with a rim which is about 1½ inches (4 cm) deep.
This is a sauce that's suitable for all meats but particularly chicken drumsticks. One important point is that drumsticks need pre-baking in a pre-heated oven for 15 minutes just before glazing and barbecuing.
The long, slow cooking of red onions and balsamic vinegar gives a lovely sweet, concentrated caramel consistency. These are then spooned into crisp cheese pastry cases and topped with melted goats' cheese and sage. Serve them as a special first cours
When we made these tartlets for the photography, we couldn't stop eating them! Crisp, light pastry with such a luscious filling – and also lovely as a first course at a supper party.
On their own, lentils can be a bit bland, but with this spiced lentil cakes Delia has added plenty of flavour with tomato, herbs and spices. A brilliant vegetarian recipe that's cheap and easy to make, but also extremely nutritious and filling.
Popular in the South of France, this lovely pizza-type recipe draws a lot of its inspiration from nearby Italy. You can easily ring the changes with the topping, too, for a great lunch or supper dish.
If you want to make the proper authentic version of this you'll need to hunt out some tahini paste, which is available at supermarkets and health-food shops.
A brilliant dish for a party, this salad scores plenty of brownie points on the health scale, with brown rice, salad vegetables, seeds and nuts - ideal after all that rich Christmas food!
Potato wedges are a good way of maximising the fibre and nutritious elements of a potato but can be bland. These wedges are anything but - melted cheese and spring onions make them special enough for a buffet.
Never has a quiche Lorraine – essentially an egg, bacon and cream tart – been so easy to make, without losing any of its classic flavour and texture.
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