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Can I mix Nigella's Custard Birthday Sponge recipe in a stand mixer? I don't have a processor.
Posted by judithshelley. Answered on 7th Feb 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have been trying to make shaped biscuits. I follow the recipe, make sure I don't over mix, chill the mixture slightly if the mixture is too warm, pre heat the oven and yet they they all come out looking like puddles! Do you know what is happening?
Posted by htowsey. Answered on 6th Feb 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I want to know two things. Can I make suet puddings (savoury) in advance a couple of days? If I use leftovers from the Sunday lunch meat does the pastry take less time to cook?
Posted by Ruby chef. Answered on 5th Feb 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I read the Basil Pesto recipe on Nigella's website and want to know if I can use rocket instead of basil? Or do you have a recipe?
Posted by skillie. Answered on 4th Feb 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I made Nigella's Christmas Rocky Road which was divine but many of the pieces were lost in crumbs as they did not keep together when I cut it into pieces. i'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Any tips for it not to happen again?
Posted by HeleneBjorkstrom. Answered on 3rd Feb 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I used cured chorizo in the Spanish Chicken With Chorizo recipe and it became very hard, almost inedible and my adult children said it almost needed a gravy. In Australia We also have sausages which are chorizo flavoured, should I have used these instead?
Posted by Abdy . Answered on 2nd Feb 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
Should you use cane sugar or beet sugar for marmalade? Also Can I mix preserving sugar and granulated sugar?
Posted by empscott. Answered on 1st Feb 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I make the Chocolate Fudge Cake from the Nigella Bites book very regulary. It is very popular with my friends and family. I need to make a gluten free cake for a christening and I would like to know if it would work if I substitute the flour for ground almonds? Many thanks.
Posted by emmacar. Answered on 31st Jan 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer