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Loved the Irish Cream Tiramisu recipe, is it suitable for freezing?
Hello, can I freeze the Irish Cream Tiramisu? Many thanks, Suelu.
Posted by SHERBERTIFA. Answered on 5th Jan 2015 at 12.00Read The Answer
I would like to make Nigella's Chocolate Chip Cookies, but I don't have a stand mixer. So I would like to know if I can use a hand mixer to mix the dough? Thanks.
Posted by lucasort. Answered on 4th Jan 2015 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi. Is it possible to cook the Chocolate Mousse Cake in a 12 hole silicone baking tray? If so, how long would they take to cook? Thanks
Posted by shangeorge. Answered on 3rd Jan 2015 at 12.00Read The Answer
I made the Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake twice in one day trying to get the perfect cake for my sons 13th birthday. Both times the cakes turned out very flat and dense. Measured all ingrediants using scales and cooked as per reciepe! Everyone else seems to have success with this cake - any ideas what I am doing wrong?!
Posted by E0132028. Answered on 2nd Jan 2015 at 12.00Read The Answer
I dont have access to smoked fish meat that is used in the Nursery Fish Pie. Can I use unsmoked/raw fish?
Posted by komikool. Answered on 1st Jan 2015 at 12.00Read The Answer
I am making the Chinese Plum sauce from Domestic Goddess, but the book doesn't say how long it will keep for. How long does it last after making? Thanks!
Posted by Posal. Answered on 31st Dec 2014 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi Team Nigella. The dark chocolate that you use in the Nutella Cake - can it be couverture or compound or is it okay to use normal cooking dark chocolate?
I would like to make the Nutella Cake for a dinner party dessert. Would you recommend this or a flourless chocolate cake? Is the Nutella cake suitable and fudgy?
Hi! I was hoping to make a tiered birthday cake using Nigella's Nutella Cake, however I noticed in the method it mentions 'Unmould the cooled cake carefully, leaving it on the base as it will be too difficult to get such a damp cake off in one piece.' Do you think the Nutella Cakes will be suitable to stack on top of each other, or will it be too difficult to work with? Thanks in advance for your advice!
I tried to cook the Nutella Cake. Baked it for 40min at 180C but as it was still wobbly and still hadn't removed from the sides, I left it another 5min, then another and another. Each time I checked it was still wobbly. Finally the sides separated and the tester came out clean but my cake is burnt. I'm a true baker newbie so any guidance would be appreciated!
Posted by Asyikah. Answered on 30th Dec 2014 at 12.00Read The Answer
Can I freeze the Chocolate Guinness cake (without the topping)?
Will the Chocolate Guinness Cake freeze? Cookie 55
Hello, I like to know how should I store the cake after baking. I frosted the cake after it cooled and kept it in the fridge. The next day when I slice it, it seemed to have hardened. What is the proper way to store, before and after frosting? Thank you very much. Anavex
Posted by janet lowne. Answered on 29th Dec 2014 at 12.00Read The Answer