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I have been making the gorgeous Flan recipe from Nigella Express and I really like (no, love!) the custard. Could I bake it without the caramel underneath and then brulee the top to create an easy Creme Brulee? Thanks, Jane.
Posted by Skeever. Answered on 30th Jan 2015 at 12.00Read The Answer
I understand that Clementine Cake can be frozen quite successfully. What is the best way to serve warm after defrosting?
Posted by Jacalyn. Answered on 29th Jan 2015 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi! Is it possible for me to use whipping cream instead of double cream? If so, how much should I use? Also, if I want to replace the vanilla pods with vanilla extract, how much should I use?
Posted by bandersnatch. Answered on 28th Jan 2015 at 12.00Read The Answer
Please can you tell me what the fish concentrate used by Nigella in the Keralan Curry is and where I might find it? Perhaps there is a substitute I can use? Many thanks Terry.
Posted by Tetley. Answered on 27th Jan 2015 at 12.00Read The Answer
If I'm using the Red Velvet Cupcake recipe to make one large cake, do I need to use a springform pan?
Posted by malex. Answered on 26th Jan 2015 at 12.00Read The Answer
Can I use the dough for the Soft White Dinner Rolls to make a classic loaf?
Posted by patriciamichelle. Answered on 25th Jan 2015 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hello, I've been a baker of cakes for many years and have adored many of Nigella's recipes. For a long time I have wanted a Kitchen Aid stand mixer, but the husband always said it was too much money. A few months ago I was presented with a beautiful shiny Kitchen Aid and I was overjoyed! My dilemma now is that I can't follow recipes properly anymore, as I don't know which attachment to use at which point! For years I have made victoria sandwiches with a hand mixing machine and now, given the vast amount of money spent on the new mixer, I'm producing cakes that are far less superior! Help! Many thanks, Victoria
Posted by Vichampton. Answered on 24th Jan 2015 at 12.00Read The Answer
I just made my first batch ever of Chilli Jam. I made use of powdered pectin as suggested, and it seems to be setting well! How are these jellies to be sealed? Can they be put in a water bath, and if so, for how long? Or should the jars just be kept in the fridge? Please advise. Mine is going to be hot! Hot chillies, I guess! Thank you!
Posted by LisaMK. Answered on 23rd Jan 2015 at 12.00Read The Answer