Get the sauce right and the whole dish will follow suit: avoid lumpy, floury sauces with Delia's selection of the very best, from classics to more recent finds.
A runnier, more liquid offering than rum butter, this is the sauce of choice in Delia's home at Christmas - and who are we to argue?
Who doesn't love custard, especially when it's this creamy, with flecks of real vanilla seed - just the job with any wintry dessert such as a crumble, apple pie or steamed treacle pud.
Creamy bread sauce is an essential part of your Christmas repertoire and is so easy to make. Roast turkey wouldn't be the same without it!
This is Delia's chosen version of Hollandaise these days: it's lighter, goes further, doesn't curdle and, unlike a classic Hollandaise, can be reheated or even frozen.
If you want an utterly foolproof recipe for Hollandaise Sauce, look no further. This one even freezes and if you're nervous about curdling, don't be as it just won't happen!
Those who aren't too keen on a traditional rich, dark Christmas pud may find this lighter, spicier version more to their liking.
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.
Port, dried cherries, sugar and vinegar combine to make the most wonderful sauce that's perfect with duck and other game.
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?
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.
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