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Where can I find the stick blender that Nigella uses for small amounts please? It looks rather like a stick blender which fits into a base unit. I got rid of my old stick blender as I felt very vulnerable using an unprotected blade but Nigella's blender looks like the answer to my problem. I would be very grateful for your help with this. Thank you. Patricia.
What make was the blender that Nigella used to make the pesto for the spelt spaghetti sauce? It looked great. I want to buy one. Valshaw.
Please could you let me know what make the mini chopper/blender is that Nigella uses in her current TV programme? It is black in colour and looks very efficient - she used it when making the sauce for her spelt pasta. Thanks so much. Forever Young.
Hi there, what is the chopping/blending machine nigella used tonight for the anchovy and spelt pasta recipe? Thanks, Gay.
I notice that Nigella in this TV series is using an electrical appliance which looks like a stick liquidiser. I have not seen one like it anywhere and I wondered what it was? Carole Cox.
Would somebody recommend a good miniblender. What make does Nigella use for blending sauces? Eleanor8Dog
Posted by Patricia Robinson. Answered on 20th Oct 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I can't seem to find fregola, used by Nigella in Nigellissima, in the usual supermarkets, any ideas?
Where can I buy mafalde pasta from as most supermarkets do not stock it. Can buy it on line? Simons33.
Posted by mercotmanor. Answered on 19th Oct 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Where can I get the frozen artichokes that Nigella has been using in her new book? I live in London? Thank you x
I love the simplicity of the Nigellissima series. In episode 3 there is a side dish called "Broad Beans, Peas and Artichokes" - please tell me where I can source frozen artichoke ends (as used in the episode) or crowns as I have searched everywhere! Thank you, Mac83
Where can I buy the frozen artichoke bottoms that Nigella used on her TV programme? I live near Reading in Berkshire, and can't find anyone round here that sells them. Dinapax
Having seen your latest Nigellissima episode my husband, who loves broad beans, would like to try The Peas, Beans and Artichokes. I am unable to find any frozen artichoke bottoms and would be grateful if you let me know where I can get them. Thank you. Jan Ferris
Posted by mrswitch. Answered on 18th Oct 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I cooked Nigella's Oeufs en Cocotte (from Nigella Express) as per the instructions in the recipe, but the yolks were solid. Should I have turned over down to 170C for Fan oven?
Posted by AGMummy. Answered on 17th Oct 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi! I live in India and can not source the curaco used in the Grasshopper Pie, what alternative can I use? Thank you.
Posted by dawn01. Answered on 16th Oct 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I've made banana bread several times and I can't seem to understand why it rises nicely, and even when I've taken it out the oven the 'rise' stays but then once it starts to cool it falls flat. What is the reason for this? Am I over mixing at the end or is there too much moisture? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
Posted by trudy_lynch. Answered on 15th Oct 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have finally gotten hold of a copy of Forever Summer, and am really looking forward to trying the brioche recipe (p 246). However, the measurement for the yeast is "1 sachet" - how much is this in teaspoons or grams? I want to be sure as the yeast I buy comes in 8g sachets, but I've also had large jars of yeast (no sachet). Thanks heaps!
Posted by zora.aisling. Answered on 14th Oct 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi, I watched Nigella on TV the other day making a fabulous looking roasted beetroot soup. Is there somewhere that I can get the recipe? Thanks!
Posted by greenbag80. Answered on 13th Oct 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer