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This lovely lamb recipe includes some classic accompaniments - redcurrants, mint and oranges - combined in what Delia describes as the quickest but most beautiful sauce for lamb ever.
This is perfect for New Year's Eve or any other celebration meal as you prepare it well in advance then, on the night, simply put it into the oven to heat through. The sour cherry sauce is sensational!
Would you believe it? All you do is use a jar of quality mincemeat, plus a few extras and you can rustle up a last-minute Christmas pud in no time at all.
This is simplicity itself – just pop the chops into the oven to bake, and the sauce is easily made. We like to serve this with tiny steamed new potatoes tossed in a teaspoonful of lamb fat and freshly snipped chives.
Traditional bread sauce is one of the great, classic British sauces, but I think it has suffered from either not being made properly or – worst of all – being made from a mix or packet.
A lovely winter roast with the most fantastic sauce ever - this is bound to become one of your family favourites!
Butchers will chop up and sell you marrowbones for just a few pence, or they can sometimes be bought pre-packed in supermarkets. For a light beef stock use the same ingredients and follow the same instructions but leave out the initial roasting of...
As Delia says, this recipe has plenty of imitators but all too often it's disappointing. Not here: rich, meaty, packed with Italian flavour, it does take a long time to cook, but that's the secret of a perfect Bolognese.
You can serve this with chops, steaks or fish or simply swirl it around some hot cooked vegetables such as carrots, new potatoes, courgettes or cauliflower. You could also stir some into a vegetable soup or a sauce at the last minute.
Hollandaise is one of the greatest classic French sauces, plus Delia's version of Foaming Hollandaise
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