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Can I use Nigella's Madiera Cake recipe for a birthday cake? How far in advance can I make this cake? Can I cover it with fondant and how do i store it? Thank you.
The loaf tin specified for the Madeira Cake in the Domestic Goddess book is a 450g tin, which is a 1lb loaf tin. Is this the right size tin for this recipe as when I baked it sometime ago it didn't seem to cook, and there seemed too much mixture for the tin. I would love to make it again but have been put off because of this issue. Could someone please clear this problem up for me. Thanks, Neale.
Posted by judithshelley. Answered on 21st Feb 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I would like to cook Nigella's Coq au Riesling but I'm not keen on dill. What would be a good substitute for dill in this recipe?
Posted by Xipaula. Answered on 20th Feb 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
How can I make passionfruit curd thicker, like the consistency of a store bought curd? I make Nigella's Passionfruit version of the Lemon Meringue Cake from Feast. I find that the curd is always very runny. So when I pile up the meringue cake, the top cake tends to slide and the passion fruit curd would just run onto the plate and it's not very pretty though it is extremely yummy. How can I improve on this?
Posted by eclark. Answered on 19th Feb 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I tried Nigella's recipe for No-Churn Pomegranate Ice Cream. It tasted great but there was a good amount of ice crystallisation in it. Also at the bottom of the container there was a good amount of pieces of frozen ice. How can I avoid this?
Posted by jithanishant. Answered on 18th Feb 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I made the individual Little Lemon Puddings and the sauce and top part of the pudding stuck in the tin, but was still delicious when scraped out. Should I try a water bath next time?
Posted by stellab. Answered on 17th Feb 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I made Nigella's Parmesan Shortbreads and they were delicious. I was wondering would it be possible to make them up to the stage where you roll them into a cylinder but then freeze them until needed and cook them when taken out of the freezer and thawed out?
Posted by JudithTownsend. Answered on 16th Feb 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I would like to cook the Slow-Roasted Aromatic Shoulder Of Pork from Nigella Bites. But the largest piece of pork shoulder my butcher has is 7.5kg Will it still take 24 hours to cook or should I apportion the cooking time? It has the bone on.
Hi there! I'm planning on cooking the Slow Roasted Aromatic Shoulder of Pork from Nigella Bites this weekend for a dinner party. Can you advise if the size of pork shoulder in the recipe (9.5 kg) is bone in or out ? I need enough for 8 hungry foodies. Many thanks, MelD.
Posted by HB. Answered on 15th Feb 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I can' t find buttermilk here in Cyprus and i would like to make the Red Velvet cupcakes (from Kitchen). Should I substitute the same quantity with greek yogurt or make my own buttermilk with milk and lemon? Which alternative is best for this recipe?
Posted by Iason. Answered on 14th Feb 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer