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Hello, I have made the Sweet and Salty Crunch Nut Bars and they are delicious. However, I have a problem with them "sweating" ie. water droplets forming on them once I put them in the fridge. I make sure they are as cool as possible beforehand, but it still happens. I have had this problem with other homemade chocolate snacks before, too. What can I do? Thank you
Posted by craig74. Answered on 9th Jan 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
For Nigella's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake one of the ingredients is sour cream, but the measurement is in mililitres. The problem is that the sour cream is not completely liquid (I did leave out to get to room temperature) so I could not put into a measuring jug. Can you give any advice regarding converting mililitres to grammes if the ingredient is not completely fluid, e.g. sour cream or cream cheese? Thanks
Posted by theresedoyle. Answered on 8th Jan 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
Where can I buy mostarda di cremona?
Posted by Snowstorm. Answered on 7th Jan 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I notice that Nigella used the Two Chicks egg whites to make the meringue base in her Cappucino Pavlova, but the recipe doesn't give a measurement for these. I really want to give them a go, especially after picking up a coupon recently! Thanks!
Posted by Mum-a-Lums. Answered on 6th Jan 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi Nigella Team! I want to try to make Nigella's Buttermilk Scones but am unable to find cream of tartar in Belgioum, where I live. I found that it could be replaced with bicarb. and baking powder but couldn't find what the measurements would have to be, to have the same effect as using cream of tartar. Could you help me find the measurements or possibly a way to get some cream of tartar? Thank you in advance! An
Posted by An Vanderdonckt. Answered on 5th Jan 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have just spent the whole afternoon catching up on all the episodes of Nigellisima, and have fallen in love with the saucepans she used in the series. Could you please point me in the right direction of where to get them (they are the stainless steel looking ones with the squared off handles).
I love Nigella's stainless steel saucepans and pans, they are the ones with the squared off lip/edge and squared off handles, they are being used in Nigelissima and have been used in many previous shows. Can you let me know the brand and where to purchase. Many thanks, Anthony.
Hi, I'm loving Nigella's new series Nigellissima and her new kitchen! Can you please advise where I can purchase the stainless steel colander that she uses to drain pasta? It fits the Iittala pans really well! Many thanks, Georgia.
Posted by mecosian. Answered on 4th Jan 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
Should one buy thin, medium or thick sliced bread for making melba toast?
Posted by dianapax. Answered on 3rd Jan 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I don't drink alcohol by choice though I do use it in cooking. My problem is this buy a large bottle and I really have to dump more than half of it, buy the small bottles and it becomes very expensive. Is there a substitute I can use for red and white wine, something I can cork and go back to a week or a month later?
Posted by kah22. Answered on 2nd Jan 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer