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Hi! I have seen Nigella using butter in cakes. Can I use vegetable oil instead of butter? Will there be any change in taste or texture of the cake. Kindly clear my doubt.
Posted by smileabhi. Answered on 29th Aug 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi! Absolutely love Nigella's recipes and will be using the Homestyle Jerk Chicken with Rice and Peas recipe from Kitchen (p343). The last time I made it I omitted the rum entirely and felt it might be lacking in something. This time, I'm cooking for 12 and want to make sure I get it perfect as we're celebrating a birthday and Eid (a Muslim festival) next week. What can I substitute for rum and also, since the recipe serves 6 could I simply double it? Thanks! Eiman
Posted by ISaid. Answered on 28th Aug 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I hear conflicting advice online about how far in advance of Christmas the cake should be made. Some suggest 6 weeks is sufficient whereas others say that 12 weeks is optimum. I have time this week to make it: will the cake be all the better for 12 weeks of maturing, or will that simply limit its freshness when Christmas finally arrives?
Posted by dyl. Answered on 27th Aug 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer