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I've had some gochujang paste in the fridge for a couple of months now. Should I throw it out or can I keep cooking with it? The packaging is not in English so I have no idea what it says!
Posted by CyclingCook. Answered on 14th Jan 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi Team NIgella, I tried your recipe for the Nutella Cheesecake (on the website) but found that it didn't set even after storing in the fridge overnight! I had to turn it into a chocolate and hazelnut mousse by scooping it into a serving dish. Any clue what happened or is this normal for this recipe? Thanks, Margo Donaldson.
Posted by mfd1971. Answered on 13th Jan 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
What exactly is the function of Epsom salts in recipes for "old fasioned lemonade"?
Posted by grethadv. Answered on 12th Jan 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
The recipe for Roast Squash and Sweet Potato Soup from Nigella's Christmas Kitchen (and the book Christmas, p53) is recommended for freezing. Does the soup need to be defrosted first or can it be reheated straight from frozen? Thank you.
Posted by lydiatye. Answered on 11th Jan 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I'll be hosting a Brit who likes rich black English tea. What biscuit/cake would you recommend to serve with that kind of tea considering that this person doesn't really have a sweet tooth?
Posted by Mariotti. Answered on 10th Jan 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Whenever I bake cakes or cookies the upper layer becomes very hard and sometimes burns. What should I do to prevent this?
Posted by shrutipandey08. Answered on 9th Jan 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I recently bought the dessert shell pan to make the Chocolate Brownie Bowls in Kitchen (p162) and was hoping you could give some ideas for how else it can be used? Can I just use any cake mix in the pan or does it have to be a particular kind of recipe?
Posted by jojoscot. Answered on 8th Jan 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Please help! Which beater is best for creaming butter and sugar? I have just baked my first cake - a lemon loaf - using the paddle in my Kitchen Aid mixer and am disappointed with the results - the cake didn't rise nearly as much as with my usual Magimix. Any advice appeciated. Thanks, Rachel.
Posted by rachelhardy. Answered on 7th Jan 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer