What should you be cooking this month?
If you are planning a dinner party this month, why not try Delia’s Chicken Feuilletés which can be made in advance ready to cook on the night, or for midweek suppers Shepherd’s Pie with Cheese Crusted Leeks can be made a couple of days before and popped in the oven last minute.
Good, homely comfort food that can easily be elevated to dinner-party status is how Delia describes these elegant little pastry parcels. If you haven't tried them, you don't know what you're missing…
Cheese scones can be a bit bland, but here Delia has used tangy Cheshire cheese and peppery chives to add bite and colour. Give them a try - they're perfect for tea!
This clever recipe uses the principles of making lasagne and adapts these to cannelloni, using no-soak lasagne, minced pork and bechamel.
Roasting tomatoes results in a soup that's packed with intense flavour, while the addition of basil brings out the very best in this Mediterranean ingredient.
This recipe really does involve cooking chicken with 30 cloves of garlic. If you've never tried it give it a go - the slow cooking breaks down the garlic's strong flavour, making it sweet and mellow.
Irish Stew is one of the best casserole dishes in the entire world. If you top it with dumplings, then bake it in the oven so that they turn crusty and crunchy, you will have a heavenly banquet on your plate.
Forget all that whisking usually associated with a classic Zabaglione: this one is much more straightforward, thanks to a secret ingredient from Delia!
A lovely baked Indian chicken recipe, all this needs is some pilau rice and mango chutney for a warming midweek supper. Make sure you allow a few hours for the chicken to marinate before cooking.
These are little fingers made with cheese and semolina, then baked in the oven with butter. Simple, inexpensive but really good. They _can_ be served with a fresh tomato sauce, but I don't think they need it. I would serve these as a lunch dish with
Cassoulet is made with all sorts of lovely French ingredients, but for a more economical version, this poor man's cassoulet is just the thing. Make sure you use good-quality meaty sausages.
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