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I would like to make Nigella's Allspice Gravy for Christmas but I am cooking a crown as opposed to a whole turkey. I will still be using the brine method. How do I make the stock for the gravy as I won't have the giblets? Thanks in advance
Posted by sianyp. Answered on 22nd Dec 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi, can you freeze Nigella's Clementine Cake (How To Eat, p75)? If so how long should you leave it to defrost? Thanks!
Does the Chocolate Guinness Cake (Feast, p286) freeze well if I leave off the topping? I regularly make this fantastic cake, and this Christmas I have promised to make it for 3 different people. If so, how long do you think it would take to defrost? I know it will taste far better fresh, but I'm not going to be in my own home over Christmas and don't trust the oven I would be using! Many thanks in advance for your help.
Posted by claire gowing. Answered on 21st Dec 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hello! Two years ago, Nigella made a lovely Port and Stilton Gravy on her Christmas TV show. I have been trying to find the recipe but it has been removed from the BBC website. Can you help, as I have made it before and it was really lovely, but I can't remember how I made it! Thank you.
Posted by jmjbookkeeping. Answered on 20th Dec 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hello, I am from NZ and love watching Nigellas show on Food TV. For Christmas this year, we have decided to try something new for dessert and on last night's episode I saw Nigella create this ice cream, butterscotch and biscuit indulgence, but I can't seem to find the recipe anywhere. It had a chocolate/biscuit base (or crust), filled with ice cream and topped with a toffee/bourbon/butterscotch sauce. It looked amazing so I would love to try this for my family this year. Any help in locating the recipe would be greatly appreciated!
In Nigella's Christmas Kitchen TV show on Nov.22nd in NZ, a tart was 'created' with a biscuit crumb/choc chip base, filled with coffee ice cream and topped with butterscotch sauce. It was then frozen. I am trying to locate the receipe for the ingredient measurements but can not find it- help please! Many thanks. Barb.
I saw Nigella make the Girdlebuster Pie but I cannot find the recipe. It had a biscuit base, coffee ice cream filling and butterscotch sauce topping. I would really love it if I could find this recipe as I would love to make it this Xmas for my kids and partner. Thanks, Rhinofoxy.
Posted by nzgirl1. Answered on 19th Dec 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hello. I have been watching Nigella make her Cranberry-Studded Mincemeat, it sounds lovely! I really dislike 'normal' mincemeat so this recipe sounds so much nicer. The thing is, neither myself or my husband drink and I was wondering what you could use instead of the port and brandy in the recipe? Many thanks in advance, Rosie
Posted by Rambling Rosie. Answered on 18th Dec 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I would love to make some cookies or sweets as Christmas gifts. Do you have any suggestions?
Posted by Carmelmaria. Answered on 17th Dec 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I made Nigella's lovely Yule Log (Christmas, p191) with great success - it looked exactly like the picture in the book and tasted lovely. However my kids didn't like the bitterness of the dark chocolate in the frosting. Can this be made with milk chocolate, or do you have any other suggestions please? Many thanks.
Posted by apalgal. Answered on 16th Dec 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I would like to make the Chilli Jelly from Christmas (p241) and don't have jam sugar but I do have bottled Certo and preserving sugar. How much would you suggest I add and when during the cooking process? Regards Michelle.
Hi, I'd like to make the Chilli Jam from Nigella Christmas, but I don't know if I can find the jam sugar where I live. What can I use instead of it?
Posted by micthom10. Answered on 15th Dec 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer