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Hi there - can I make the Buttermilk Birthday Cake from Domestic Goddess and then freeze the whole thing? I know leftovers can be frozen - but does the whole cake still taste as great if you make it, freeze and then use a month or two later. I have a need for about four birthday cakes in the four weeks before Christmas and if I could make some of them now and then freeze, I would be a saner woman!
Posted by reneemoodie. Answered on 6th Nov 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Can you please suggest where I may be able to buy a 22cm savarin tin for Nigella's Yogurt Pot Cake? I can only find ones which are 23cm or 24cm. I am based in the UK. Thank you!
Posted by Mitziebe. Answered on 5th Nov 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I was watching your show for the first time and we were interested in trying the linguine with leeks and smoked mackerel. Where can I find that recipe? Odes South Carolina, USA
Posted by odesr. Answered on 4th Nov 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Could you please tell me where I can buy a wooden carving board like the one Nigella used on episode 4 of Nigellissima (Butterflied Lamb recipe)? Thank you. Watermelon77.
Hello. I have tried and failed, despite considerable internet prowess, to find a stove top espresso maker as lovely as the one Nigella used to accompany her Sambuca kisses on her Nigellissima TV show. I fear it might be because it is vintage, but if not please let me know. Thanks Rachel.
Posted by Watermelon77. Answered on 3rd Nov 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Where can I buy baby aubergines? I haven't been able to find any in the supermarket.
Posted by Tigress. Answered on 2nd Nov 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi, where does Nigella get her lovely oil bottles that she uses in Nigella's Kitchen and Nigellissima? I am just watching a re-run on the television and have noticed the lovely decorative oil bottles she uses. Many thanks, Sharon.
Posted by ssafier. Answered on 1st Nov 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
If I am following a recipe that is using cup measurements do I just put the butter into the required cup?
Posted by sheilajoyce. Answered on 31st Oct 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi! I generally have 7-inch & 10-inch loose bottomed cake tins. If a recipe calls for an 8-inch tin am I better to use the smaller or larger tin? What would the end result be using either of the tins and would cooking times be affected? Many thanks.
Posted by thestrudel99. Answered on 30th Oct 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer