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The recipe for the Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake (Feast, p 269) requires 150ml sour cream. Here in India we don't get this at the store or supermarket. I was wondering if I could make this at home? Thank you so much.
Many of Nigella's recipes,including cakes,etc ask for sour cream which is not easily available here in India. And if I pick it up from a restaurant/deli it is quite expensive.I tried making it at home but wasn't satisfied with the results. Please help. I would love especially to try Nigella's Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake. Hensy.
Posted by munchkin83. Answered on 31st Jul 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
What are the basic items of kitchen equipment for a newly wed couple? We paid for our own wedding and consequently are a bit cash-strapped, what are the best essentials to have in our kitchen? We have an oven, stove top, toaster and kettle. Whoohoo: four down, hundreds to go! Also please bear in mind that I'm not the world's most imaginative cook and regrettably have little time for the kitchen (we both work and study). Many thanks!
Posted by Taxboffin. Answered on 30th Jul 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have the Dutch version of Kitchen and I think I have found a mistake. Yesterday I was making the Dragon Chicken recipe on p415 and all went well until I got to the part where it said "... add the 2 kinds of oils...". I checked the ingredients list, because I thought I overlooked the oil, but there is only mention of one kind of oil; the garlic oil. I used a big dash of regular olive oil, hoping that would work. And it did! The wings were really nice and absolutely not to spicy. But the question remains; what is the story of the missing oil? Thanks in advance, Ineke van der Pol (The Netherlands)
Posted by Oniki. Answered on 29th Jul 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
Whatever I bake seems to be getting ruined - the end result of the careful preparation is a hard cake with big pores in it. I use unsalted butter for preparation and i just can't figure out why my cakes turn out this way. I never get melt-in-the-mouth cakes. I bake in a microwave oven in combination and check whether its done with a cake tester. Please help. What am I doing wrong?
Posted by nisha_varghese. Answered on 28th Jul 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I am making cupcakes for my sisters wedding. I would like to make them heart-shaped, but cannot find heart-shaped paper cases. The only cases available are sillicone . Any suggestions?
Posted by nakedcake. Answered on 27th Jul 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
Dear Nigella team, is it possible to freeze pizza dough and other dough that has yeast in it and has risen? Will this not affect the texture? Thank you
Posted by luciefialova. Answered on 26th Jul 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hello there! I want to make Nigella's Grasshopper Pie (Kitchen, p185) but we don't have bourbon biscuits here in Canada. Could you suggest an acceptable substitute? Thank you!! Sincerely, Nadine Lucas
Posted by email@example.com. Answered on 25th Jul 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi, I've recently saw in a recipe posted that Nigella makes a banoffee cheesecake pie and would love to make it for my husband. We live in China so I have some of your books that I have schlepped all the way here from the States but the recipe is not in any one of them.. could you please post it and help me?! Bannoffee pie is his favourite and I just think that if you add the cheesecake it would be heavenly Many thanks Claudia
I have tried the recipe in "Domestic Goddess" for Banana Muffins (p219) twice and it has been a failure both times. Is there a printing error? My copy makes no mention of eggs or milk. Can you help? Ladybird.
Posted by clauditachula. Answered on 24th Jul 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer