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Hi, I am from India and huge fan of Nigella's. I love the easy and simple recipes she makes and my all-time favourite is the No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream. Unfortunately to date I have not been successful in making it. I don't have a Kitchen Aid at home so can I use a food processor or a hand blender? Also in India we don't get double cream so how can I substitute it? Finally I used Nestle sweetened condensed milk but should I have used some other type? Thanks, Debashree.
Posted by Debashreed. Answered on 30th Aug 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I am making a large number of Nigella's Chocolate Cherry cupcakes for a friend's wedding, 48 to be exact. How long will they keep for? I don't fancy having to get up at some ridiculous hour on the morning of the wedding to make them. Thanks
Posted by Melj2571. Answered on 29th Aug 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I would like to make Nigella's Yogurt Pot Cake. The recipe, as written in the Nigellissima book, calls for "plain" yogurt. However, when I watch Nigella make it on the DVD (yes, I have both!) the yogurt appears creamier, along the lines of "Greek Style" yogurt. While I concede that an Italian recipe is unlikely to call for Greek yogurt, I was hoping for clarification, to take into account any variations between countries. I am living in Australia. Thank you very much for your help.
Posted by craig74. Answered on 28th Aug 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I saw Nigella make a cocktail on one of her TV shows, I made it and it was amazing for a party. I know that it contains gin and sour apple liqueur, but there was another ingredient that I have forgotten and I have mislaid the recipe. Please help!
Posted by lthomas. Answered on 27th Aug 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
When giving the ingredients for the Banana Bread recipe it states cup measurements. How many ounces is a cup? Thanks.
Posted by MadMags. Answered on 26th Aug 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have been looking at Nigella's salted Caramel sauce on the website. Can recipe be used as the caramel filling in a caramel shortcake recipe?
Posted by SaraFitz. Answered on 25th Aug 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi, I would like to make a cake for my daughter's second birthday. I was thinking of making a three layered version of Nigella's Marmalade Pudding Cake with orange whipped cream filling and orange whipped butter cream frosting. I am planning to bake three separate cakes for the layers. I love the marmalade cake recipe because its orangey and moist rather than some of the dry layered cakes. Is it a bad idea? Also will the butter cream frosting make it too sweet? Thank you Sumi
Posted by email@example.com. Answered on 24th Aug 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hello Nigella Team! Nigella recommends dry marsala as a substitute for red wine in her book Kitchen. Several recipes use amontillado sherry. In Nigellissima, red vermouth is often used. Are any of these interchangeable? I have a tiny kitchen, what would you recommend if I could only buy one? Thanks!
Posted by milkbackwards. Answered on 23rd Aug 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer