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Hello! I would love to make Nigella's South Indian Vegetable Curry from Kitchen (p155) but I can't find tamarind paste. How can I replace it in this recipe? Thank you.
Posted by tavolla. Answered on 23rd Sep 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Does Nigella have a good recipe for veal scallopini in any of her books?
Posted by kiwigill. Answered on 22nd Sep 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
What is the green leafy vegetable that Nigella is holding in the photograph accompanying announcement of Nigellissima? I've been able to buy it twice but don't know the name and would like to.
Posted by CynthiaY. Answered on 21st Sep 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
How long will frozen egg whites keep in the freezer? Thanks!
Posted by kempy. Answered on 20th Sep 2012 at 0.00Read The Answer
I have enjoyed the dishes in Nigella Kitchen which use baby squid, but find that it is only stocked by a limited number of fishmongers. Would it be ok to substitute for full sized squid?
Posted by bene84. Answered on 19th Sep 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have seen some recipes using cake flour. I can't get this in Australia, should I use self-raising flour or plain flour instead?
Posted by groovynanny. Answered on 18th Sep 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hello! I know how to freeze a cake - wrap it tightly in foil or plastic and seal it in a freezer bag for good measure. But I'm not sure on how to thaw it. Do I leave the entire freezer bag in room temperature until the cake thaws or put it in the fridge overnight for a slow thaw? Do I remove the layers of wrapping before thawing or leave them on? And once thawed, if I were to warm the cake up slightly in a very low oven, will that dry out the cake? Thanks!
Posted by Shuz. Answered on 17th Sep 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
On holiday in France recently I bought a beautiful old-fashioned sponge flan tin which makes 6 individual tart shells. I know that jelly and fruit would be the retro thing to fill them with but do you have some other ideas about things to spoon into my sponges?
Posted by email@example.com. Answered on 16th Sep 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer