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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
May I know what is the difference in using brown sugar and white sugar in baking? Is this going to affect the texture of the cake? Thank you!
Is there any difference between muscovado and white sugar? Rinda
Posted by tlucy. Answered on 23rd Jul 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
Please let me know the time and temperature i need to set for a normal cake?
Could you tell me please if it's wise to turn down the temperature 20 centigrade when I'm baking in a fan oven? I find that sometimes when I bake in my oven my food comes out a little different from when I bake in a conventional oven. I have used a conventional oven around a friends house with a few of Nigella's recipes, and they come out perfect. However, at home, they don't seem to pack that punch. Many Thanks, Nathalie
Posted by RDJ. Answered on 22nd Jul 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hello! there is a tin of cocoa powder in the picture illustrating the Irish Cream Tiramisu recipe from Express (p134-5). Could you please tell me what the brand is? Thanks!
I have seen Nigella using a cream mug with a large letter N in red on it; where did she get this from?
Posted by Helene33. Answered on 21st Jul 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have made Nigella's "Moonblush Tomatoes" (Nigella Express, p127) and was wondering what the best way to store them would be, and how long for?
Posted by talking_sweet. Answered on 20th Jul 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I love the Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake (Feast, p269), but was wondering would it be dense enough to take a fondant covering along with a few fondant decorations? Absolutely love Nigella's recipes! Thank you so much.
Posted by trudy_lynch. Answered on 19th Jul 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I watched a show on TV where Nigela cooked a Chickpea & Chorizo Stew with couscous, but can not find the receipe anywhere. Could you please let me know where to find it? Thanks, Jim
I'm looking for a recipe Nigella once made with chicken, marinated in buttermilk. She made it in an episode in which she also made a coleslaw with pecans, hokey pokey, and rocky road bars. Now, those recipes I've found, but the one with chicken is unfindable. Can you help me out? Eva
Posted by jim07. Answered on 18th Jul 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I cooked the Roast Duck Legs and Potatoes recipe from Nigella - Kitchen (p388). The recipe states oven 200C and cook for 2 hours. The duck was over-cooked. Is the oven temperature wrong or is the 2 hours cooking time incorrect? Please advise.
Posted by Jorgensen. Answered on 17th Jul 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer