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Hi Team Nigella, could you please tell me where I can purchase the oil bottles Nigella uses on her TV show? She always has them on her counter near the stove. Thank you.
Posted by adwyer. Answered on 26th Apr 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Lots of recipes call for almond paste. What is the difference between marzipan and almond paste? I have not seen almond paste here can so can I use marzipan instead? If not then is there a way to make almond paste? Thanks.
Posted by Profulla. Answered on 25th Apr 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Please can you tell me how I can make great shortcrust pastry in my Kenwood Major? My attempts so far have produced an extremely short pastry that is really difficult to work with. I need to produce quite large batches. If the problem cannot be resolved a sure fire suggestion for divine pastry would be great. Thank you!
Posted by Bernie.campbell. Answered on 24th Apr 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I'm baking my own wedding cake, using the Christmas cake recipe in Nigella's Feast. I used the largest measurements, and after leaving the cake to bake for 4 hours I opened the oven to discover it was still quite raw-looking - I'd put the cake on the lowest shelf in the oven, and it was obviously too low. I moved the cake up, increased the heat, and after another hour and a half the cake seemed to be cooked through. I am concerned, though, that as the cake sat for so many hours at a low temperature, that 1) it will not taste perfect - there might be a 'raw flour' taste, and 2) there might be a food safety issue because there were six raw eggs in the batter. As it's a wedding cake I want it to taste perfect and ideally not poison any of the pregnant or old people who'll be at the reception. What is your advice? Would it be best to throw out this cake and start again?
Posted by sconerhymeswithgone. Answered on 23rd Apr 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
On the Kitchen TV show Nigella serves butter on a small wooden chopping board with a handle. Where can I buy one?
Hello, I was wondering where I could find Nigella's silver metal jars used for storing sugar in episodes of Kitchen? Thank you, Sam
Posted by SmallCakesBakes. Answered on 22nd Apr 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
What type of cake is suitable for a 1 year old? Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by Wolfey. Answered on 21st Apr 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Dear Nigella Team, I recently made Nigella's coffee cake but I was out of instant of espresso so I used Camp coffee essence and it curdled. Is this normal? The cake batter curdled and so did the icing. Thanks, Jack
Posted by jack2k6. Answered on 20th Apr 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hello. The recipe for Almond and Apple cake looks wonderful, but I'm not sure that I can find caster/superfine sugar in my area. What can I substitute? Thanks!
Posted by hinchcliffe. Answered on 19th Apr 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer