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.
This classic tomato sauce is so good that, for Delia at least, it ignites feelings of almost reverence...the very best pasta sauce of all.
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. Therefore, I have now given up on layers because, anyway,
I have had a long association with chocolate blancmange: I've always wanted it desperately, but never been able to make it successfully. I've been down the cornflour and milk or cream route – with cocoa or melted chocolate – and when we worked on the
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