Leek, Onion and Potato Soup
This has to be one of my own top of the pops favourites and has proven to be one of my most popular recipes with everyone over the years. The chilled version of this soup is a classic vichyssoise. Either way, it’s an absolute winner.
Mary Berry Mushroom en Croûte | Vegetarian Dinner Party
Mary Berry's vegetarian version of an en croûte is packed with spinach and mushroom and would be the perfect alternative to a nut roast this Christmas.
Little Sticky Toffee Puddings with Pecan Toffee Sauce
This is as wicked as it sounds. A truly delectable combination of flavours and textures that are light and melt in the mouth. I would choose this as a Christmas or New Year dinner party dessert, as the puddings freeze well and are no trouble to re-heat. After freezing, defrost, pour the hot sauce over and re-heat.
Buttermilk Scones with Cheshire Cheese and Chives
I'm convinced cheese scones were invented to use up the last remnants of some wonderful cheese – in this case, Cheshire. When you're down to the last bit, that is the time to make these meltingly light, squidgy cheese scones. Serve them for tea on Sunday, warm from the oven and spread with butter.
The Famous Chocolate Truffle Torte
Yes, this is the one where the nation ran out of liquid glucose, because of (it has to be admitted) the power of television . It has been much copied over the years, but the original is still the best and I'm still grateful to my friend, and chef, Derek Fuller, who gave me the recipe. (Liquid Glucose is now available through most large supermarkets under the Dr Oetker brand in the baking section. However, if you struggle to find it contact JMLoveridge. They stock the syrup in a variety of…
Crystallised Ginger Oat Biscuits
These have always been personal favourites, and in this edition we have added chopped crystallised ginger and made them even better. You can watch how to make Crystallised Ginger Oat Biscuits in our Cookery School video below.
Cranberry and Orange Relish
In our family there are those who like bread sauce as the accompaniment to turkey, and there are those who prefer cranberries. For the latter I always make the following sauce, one of the very nicest and one that can be made ahead without coming to any harm.
Oven temperatures and Conversions
Oven temperatures All Delia's recipes are tested thoroughly using conventional ovens. For fan assisted ovens, if you are not able to switch off the fan function, we suggest you reduce the temperature by 20 degrees or check the manufacturer's handbook, although cannot guarantee the results in the same way we can for conventional ovens. We also strongly recommend you use an oven thermometer at all times. Conversions All these are approximate conversions, which have either been rounded up or…
Delia Smith's Christmas lunch for under £5 a head
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How to make perfect ginger nut biscuits | Food
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