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.
Looking for a really fantastic recipe for a special occasion? Look no further - this wonderful steak recipe ticks all the boxes and is easy yet totally luxurious.
Some people seem to think there's a lot of mystique surrounding sauces, but if you follow Delia's recipe to the letter - using the classic roux method - you'll have a lovely, smooth creamy sauce, the perfect base for many recipes.
It's hard to believe how good this quick and easy recipe is - the combination of flavours is quite superb. Enjoy it for lunch or supper served wtih buttery spinach.
Spinach and ricotta are a classic combination in cooking - adding an anchovy sauce is truly inspirational, as it provides a salty element that sets the recipe off to a tee.
One of the best pasta sauces of all, and it can be made ahead and re-heated (it even freezes well).
The addition of gherkins to the sauce adds crunch and a certain piquancy to this recipe, cutting through the richness of the gammon. A very impressive supper dish and special enough for entertaining.
A lovely versatile fruity dessert that can be made ahead for stress-free entertaining. Serve the sauce warm or cooled: either way this is a sensation for autumn and winter.
Make this wonderful light sauce in advance then pour it over your festive puddings - it will go down a treat with everyone who tastes it.
If you are a coffee fan, this is the coffee dessert – the best ever! It is based on an old-fashioned recipe for honeycomb mould, which sometimes separates into layers but sadly often doesn't.
So simple: make a custard, add melted chocolate and gelatine. The result – absolute perfection, a good texture, the right amount of wobble and a lovely frothy coffee sauce to pour over.
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