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I like the recipe for Sesame Noodles from Nigella Express, but we have a person with nut allergies in our family. What could be used to replace the peanut butter so that they may be able to enjoy the recipe too?
Posted by shirleypcouch. Answered on 25th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I live in South Africa and not sure where to get the chestnut puree for Nigella's Chocolate Chestnut Pots. Is there anything I could use as a substitute and also what other liquor besides rum could I use?
Posted by lando. Answered on 24th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi, I have a question about the quantities of meat in the recipes in Nigella's book 'Kitchen'. When it says for example 500g chicken thigh fillets (no skin or bones), does this 500g include the bones? Also, is there an substitute for allspice? If not, where could I find it? And last question, where could I find a bouqet garni, or can I make this mysef? Thank you very much in advance!
Posted by Lucy87. Answered on 23rd May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have been advised to have a soft food diet due to severe wisdom teeth pain. Any food ideas that aren't soup and porridge?
Posted by greedy1. Answered on 22nd May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
How do you know when garlic bulbs have gone off?
Posted by jenniferredmond. Answered on 21st May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Buttermilk is hard to find where I live. What can I use as an alternative?
Posted by shilly1. Answered on 20th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi, I want to make Nigella's Custard Sponge Cake (from Feast) for my Mum's Birthday this Saturday and the recipe states that two 20cm cake tins will be required. I have measured my cake tins and they measure 20cm across the top from lip to lip but only 17cm on the bottom and therefore on the inside. Is this the right size tin or is this considered a 17cm cake tin? If I do use these will I have too much mixture to fit in? HELP!
Posted by georginajames. Answered on 19th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Could you please suggest a way to make a perfect champagne jelly? I would like to make the jelly as a base for a trifle for dessert. Thank you!
Posted by pankhuri. Answered on 18th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer