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Delia's Book of Cakes was first published in 1977, and such is the staying power of this 35-year-old phenomenon, it has never been out of print. Now, to celebrate its success, it has undergone a complete contemporary makeover. It still retains the much-loved favourites that have stood the test of time, but now alongside them there are new recipes, new ideas, new ingredients, and new and simpler methods. Over 90% of the recipes in the book have been tested gluten-free. From timeless classics like coffee and walnut sponge and old-fashioned cherry cake, to seasonal classice like Christmas and simnel cake, to exciting new recipes such as iced hidden strawberry cup cakes and chunky marmalade muffins, Delia brings her touch of baking magic to your kitchen. All this is as you would expect from Delia: easy accessible recipes, carefully tested, and utterly to be trusted. Quite simply - as then, so now - the only book of cakes you'll ever need is Delia's Cakes.
Delia has long been the person we turn to for stress-free Christmas celebrations. This year, she celebrates 40 years of writing recipes and brings you Delia's Happy Christmas - the definitive guide to Christmas food. This cookbook will help you to plan your Christmas festivities to the very last culinary detail, acting as an invaluable Christmas organiser from reminding you to make your Christmas pudding and chutneys in November to giving you a crucial countdown for the Last 36 Hours. Delia's Happy Christmas will give you 150 recipes, including 100 new recipes and 50 much-loved classics, plus menu plans and shopping lists, illustrated with glorious full-colour photography. There are recipes for all your favourite traditional dishes - Delia's Classic Christmas Cake recipe has been in print for over 40 years and has never been bettered, but Delia has also created a Chestnut Cupcakes recipe to satisfy modern tastes. Of course there is Delia's foolproof recipe for a Traditional Roast Turkey and all the trimmings, and The Only Traditional Christmas Pudding as well as ideas for parties, boxing-day suppers, vegetarian feasts and what to do with leftovers. Organisation is the key to success. If you follow Delia's Christmas calendar, you will be sure to create a very special Christmas. And even if you don't, there is always Delia's The Last-Minute Christmas - a chapter for those who leave things to the eleventh hour. Everyone needs Delia at Christmas.
Delia always has her finger on the button. For 40 years she has continually, throughout her cookbooks, writing and television programmes, enabled millions of people who lack confidence or experience to cook for their families and loved ones without fear. Delia's Complete How to Cook, a compilation of simple recipes from her celebrated How to Cook series, is a totally comprehensive 700-page guide to basic cooking, meaning that everyone from nine to ninety has every cooking skill they will ever need in one volume. Including hundreds of recipes for every possible occasion, all with Delia's no-nonsense approach and easy to follow instructions. There has never been a greater need either to learn to cook or to return to home cooking. And here it is in one volume, absolutely appropriate for the times we live in. Delia's Complete How to Cook was recently voted the best recipe book ever published (The Daily Telegraph/www.OnePoll.com).
In How to Cheat at Cooking, Delia has sourced a range of pre-prepared foods (from tins, chill cabinets, freezers and store cupboards) to help you short circuit cooking times and techniques. Readily available from supermarkets, delis, online food shops and farmers markets and of the very best quality these recipes using instant time savers will allow you to create fabulous food without the faff. How to Cheat is for people who don't want to cook, who think they can't cook, or simply don't have the time to cook. As Delia herself says, Cheating's come on a lot and there's much more available. The way it's going I can't think of anybody who wouldn't want it. Delia is Britain's most trusted food writer and her formidable track record of over 19 million book sold speaks for itself. How to Cheat at Cooking, created with her characteristic attention to detail, comprises over 150 easy-to-follow recipes all presented in a great contemporary design.
In part three of How to Cook, Delia continues and completes her journey through the fundamentals of cooking, revising traditional areas that are all too often overlooked, as well as exploring more contemporary concerns for the modern cook. As ever, the principles remain the same: to rediscover the simple pleasure of food, to take beginners through many of the basic cooking techniques, and to offer inspiration to even the most accomplished cook. With stunning photographs to accompany each one of them, the recipes range from neglected classics like Old English Apple Hat and Smoked Collar of Bacon with Pease Pudding to exciting new flavours such as Teriyaki Grilled Marinated Salmon and Sea Bass with Puy Lentil Salsa. In Book Three, the reader can learn the techniques of pickling and preserving, how to equip their kitchen from scratch, and how to get the most out of food processors, bread machines and ice-cream makers. Here, Delia also focuses on first courses (starters) and last courses (hot puddings), and introduces us to the wonderful world of pulses, from adzuki beans to pintos by way of many more familiar ones. How to Cook Book Three contains over 120 great easy recipes, written, as always, to inspire confidence in nervous cooks and to extend the repertoire of more experienced ones. Those who already have Books One and Two cannot afford to be without this one, and those who do not can start right here.
Delia's How to Cook: Book Two continues Delia's simple-to-follow teaching course for people of all ages and abilities. With her unique powers of communication, Delia removes the fear and mystique from cooking both the simplest and the more advanced dishes. For those who have mastered the techniques and for those who are already accomplished cooks How to Cook: Book Two contains a collection of 120 simple recipes from Roast Lamb in a Shrewsbury Sauce to Fresh Pecan and Almond Crumble. The cookbook and television series feature the following ten sections: The Store Cupboard; Fish; Meat; Poultry; Vegetables; Salads; Dairy Produce; Fruit; Cheese and Chocolate. How to Cook is a complete guide to cookery for the twenty-first century. Delia shares not only her vast experience, but also her extensive knowledge of English cooks, such as Eliza Acton. This tradition is combined with the very latest advances and innovations in cooking.
Delia Smith is widely known as Britain's leading cookery writer. Most homes have a copy of at least one of her cookery books. But Delia has not only written about cookery - she has also written books in which she shares her Christian faith. In A Feast for Advent she offers a Bible passage, reflection and prayer for each day from Advent Sunday to Epiphany (6 January). In her reflections she shares her own insights on preparing for Christmas and on the Christmas story itself. 'Delia provides us with the brief daily meditations and reflections which will sharpen our appetite and longing for the events of Christmas, but which also provide a satisfaction all their own. Delia Smith has made it possible for us to experience the real joy of Christmas' (From the Foreword by Mary Craig, writer and broadcaster) All royalties from this book go to the Quidenham Children's Hospice.
Delia is renowned for her tried-and-tested, foolproof recipes. The Complete Cookery Course is the book that has taken pride of place in kitchens for over 30 years. It's a cookbook that you will return to again and again, including recipes for all-time classics like Taramasalata, Boeuf Bourguignonne, Gratin Dauphinois and Rich Bread and Butter Pudding. As clear and comprehensive as ever, Delia's recipes are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced cooks, providing you with all you need for a lifetime of cooking and eating well. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first publication of the omnibus edition and sales of over 6 million copies across all editions, Delia's Complete Cookery Course has been re-issued with a fresh, new jacket.This hardback edition has been re-issued with a fresh, new jacket.
Delia is renowned for her tried-and-tested, foolproof recipes. The Complete Cookery Course is the book that has taken pride of place in kitchens for over 30 years. It's a cookbook that you will return to again and again, including recipes for all-time classics like Taramasalata, Boeuf Bourguignonne, Gratin Dauphinois and Rich Bread and Butter Pudding. As clear and comprehensive as ever, Delia's recipes are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced cooks, providing you with all you need for a lifetime of cooking and eating well. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first publication of the omnibus edition and sales of over 6 million copies across all editions, Delia's Complete Cookery Course has been re-issued with a fresh, new jacket.
Delia Smith's Complete Illustrated Cookery Course contains more than a hundred stunning photographs that will inspire you to rush into the kitchen and start cooking: many of the classic Delia recipes, from crunchy Roast Potatoes to Christmas Pudding, are here in full colour and spectacular detail. In addition there are step-by-step colour photographs illustrating basic techniques, such as how to make bread, chutney, marmalade and omelettes. To all the established favourites from Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course, Delia has added a variety of new recipes destined to become just as popular; they range from the simple to the sophisticated, from Stir-fried Mange Tout to Roast Stuffed Goose with Prunes and Armagnac. As millions of Delia Smith followers can testify, these clear and comprehensive recipes can be trusted, by the beginner as well as the more experienced cook. Her Complete Illustrated Cookery Course provides all you need, and more, for a lifetime of cooking and entertaining.
Delia Smith provides straightforward information about ingredients and equipment, and presents a collection of over 100 traditional favourites and new recipes.