Green shoots pushing through the ground - at last! - herald the end of winter dearths. Enjoy spring eating with early crops of vegetables, watercress and shellfish...
Made with wholemeal flour, this wonderfully impressive cake would make the perfect centrepiece for afternoon tea - an absolute treat and bound to become your chosen carrot cake recipe!
Mmmm…apple fans will swoon over this fabulous trifle, with its Calvados-soaked trifle sponges, apple puree and custard layer, with mascarpone and almonds on top.
This is a lovely way to serve a roast chicken in the spring and summer months when fresh herbs are in abundance. The grapes add fruitiness and moisture to the stuffing.
Use the right-sized tin and you can't go wrong with this blissfully easy cake - everyone you make it for will be amazed that it was so simple as it tastes divine.
Delia's favourite cake and no surprise! The preserved ginger adds intriguing warmth and spice while the lemon icing deftly cuts through any richness, creating what could well be the world's most perfect cake.
Instead of making individual muffins, this recipe makes one large cake (or you could do small ones if you prefer). Although this one is made with apple, you could equally use plums or apricots in the summer.
These little scones are packed with Mediterranean flavours and are just the thing spread with butter at teatime. Alternatively, enjoy them with soup or other lunchtime foods.
Those who find a traditional fruit cake too heavy might enjoy Stollen which, although it still contains dried fruit, it altogether lighter. And, of course, the sweet-toothed will love the seam of marzipan running through the middle!
This classic yeasty, fruity tea bread is traditional in Wales. During her Welsh childhood, Delia remembers it being spread with lots of butter at teatime. Easy and cheap to make, it keeps well and is a real treat.
What could be a more classic teatime treat than scones fresh from the oven, served with lashings of clotted cream and intensely flavoured raspberry butter. Baking doesn't get any better than this!
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