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Hi Team Nigella, I have a very vivid memory of eating delicious chocolate sponge cake, served at children's parties when I was little (about 20-25 years ago), that had desiccated coconut either in the cake mixture or in the icing. It seemed to be a popular choice for birthday cakes back then, but I haven't had anything like it for years! If this sounds at all familiar to you (or is it just me that remembers it?), then have you any idea how I could recreate it at home? Thanks very much! Zoe
Posted by Zozee. Answered on 19th Jun 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I'd like to make the Wedding Pavlova for an anniversary supper, but won't have time in the afternoon that day. Would the meringue hold up for 9-10 hours in the fridge if I top it with whipped cream and passionfruit that morning? I think I'd have to leave off the peaches for sure. Any advice? Thanks!
Posted by purplelarch. Answered on 18th Jun 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Good morning from Oz, I've seen Nigella make a cheesecake or cake using peanut butter and chocolate swirled chips. A friend got me some when she was in the US and now I can't remember which show had the recipe in it (and I don't think it is the cheesecake with the peanuts in the base). Can you let me know which one it is? Thank you Jenny
Posted by jenny manwaring. Answered on 17th Jun 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
In Italy I cannot find golden syrup but maple syrup is available, is this ok to use as a substitute?
Posted by anitaz. Answered on 16th Jun 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I was wondering if there are any substitutes for or ways of making homemade lemon curd and sour cream? These ingredients are not available off the shelf where I live, so I have been unable to try so many of Nigella's recipes. Also, is there any way of increasing the fat content in heavy cream? Love, Surbhi India
Posted by Surbhi. Answered on 15th Jun 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I am going to make these for a summer fete on Saturday and was wondering if I made them on Wednesday or Thursday how long they would keep for and would they still be good for the fair? Thank you!
Posted by EAS1. Answered on 14th Jun 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Where can I buy shredded coconut? I have tried usual avenues but to no avail! I wanted some for the coconut macaroons recipe.
Posted by Tuchy16. Answered on 13th Jun 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
When a recipe states cornflour, does it really mean cornstarch? Nigella's baked cheesecake recipe mentions cornflour or potato flour, but there is no such thing as potato flour where I live, only potato starch. So is the cornflour also starch? Kind regards, Joanna
Posted by fionagirl. Answered on 12th Jun 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer