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Hi Nigella, I am a young aspiring chef and I need a bit of advice with grating lemon zest. Every time I grate the zest it turns into a sort of mush on my grater and none ever comes through the holes. Is it my grater or my technique. Thanks
Posted by BoyWonder121. Answered on 7th Feb 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
At Christmas time, Nigella's programme showed a delicious lemon drizzle cake made with Polenta. I followed the recipe and the cake turned out well, however, I hated the "gritty" feel of the polenta. Could you suggest a substitute - would ground almonds do instead? I hope you can help because the consistency of the cake was delicious and I'd like to try it again. Regards Lynne B
Posted by jolliemum. Answered on 6th Feb 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I can't seem to find instant polenta or dried in any of my local supermarkets. (I live in North Dorset). I can only find the ready made polenta, and some of Nigella's recipe require the instant. Is there an alternative or could someone tell me where I can buy it? Thanks Debbie
Posted by MrsWaters. Answered on 5th Feb 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer