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I have made Nigella's Devil's Food Cake (from Kitchen) twice and both times I have had to throw it out as the frosting never seems to take on the correct consistency. I use ‘Green and Blacks Dark Chocolate’ and then tried ‘Green and Blacks Dark Organic 72% Cocoa Dark Cooks’ Chocolate’ as I though the cooks’ variety might be the key. It always starts off well and looks rich and glossy however both times I have ended up with a mixture that looks like it has split, is very liquid and grainy. I have followed the recipe to the letter and cannot work out where I am going wrong. Please help!
Posted by Stephmcf. Answered on 16th Jul 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Help! I always seem to overcook dried pasta, but the cooking times listed on the box always result in pasta that is way too hard and tastes raw, not al dente. I always keep the water at a full boil when cooking the pasta. What could I be doing wrong? (This is actually a problem I've had for years but never asked anyone!)
Posted by Unknown User. Answered on 15th Jul 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have made 3 of the Chocolate Guinness Cakes from Nigella's book Feast and, whilst they are delicious, they are not as dark in colour as the pictures. I am using Tesco own brand cocoa powder. Is this maybe the problem? Should I be using another brand?
Posted by Wee_Mo_85. Answered on 15th Jul 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
For my party starter I'm looking at making a chicken liver patè. Other than toast, what would you suggest as the ideal accompaniment? Cheers!
Posted by Souchie40. Answered on 14th Jul 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi Team Nigella, I need to make a cheese and vegetable spaghetti dish (suitable for vegetarians). Can you please suggest some recipes?
Posted by janu. Answered on 14th Jul 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I saw Nigella making a chilli (on Dutch tv) and when it was in its pot she put a top layer of cornmeal on it, before putting it in the oven. She promised it would add flavour. So, when I was in England, I bought cornmeal, but now I cannot find the recipe and I do not know how she made it. Help me please! Vanvliet
Posted by vanvliet. Answered on 13th Jul 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi, I live in India and cannot find golden syrup anywhere. I would love to try the Hokey Pokey recipe by Nigella so could please suggest any substitute for it?
Posted by appy23. Answered on 13th Jul 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have recently seen an episode of Nigella's Kitchen and she made a salad with prawns using mirin and called it "Japanese Prawns" but I can't find the recipe anywhere. Can you help?
Posted by pollyt. Answered on 12th Jul 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer