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I am cooking the turkey following your suggestions for pre-soaking (ref: Nigella's Christmas). Are the oven temps given for fan or conventional oven, and is fan preferable to conventional?
Hi, I have two of Nigella's books, but I cannot seem to find anywhere whether the oven temperatures are for fan assisted ovens or conventional ovens. Can you help?
Posted by Carpe diem. Answered on 13th Dec 2010 at 12.00Read The Answer
We have made the Nigella Christmas pudding, we used the old-fashioned method and cooked the pudding in muslin. We cooked it over night in the slow cooker (about 10 hours) in water. When we pealed the muslin off, we can still see small amounts of suet. Does this mean it has not cooked enough? Can we remedy this problem? Many thanks. Lx
Posted by Bellarose. Answered on 12th Dec 2010 at 12.00Read The Answer
I just steamed a batch of xmas puds. I used plastic pudding basins with snap on lids, and a circle of grease proof paper under the lid. I didn't wrap them as Nigella suggests, I didn't think of it, and I only steamed them for five hours (I wanted to get a second batch on). Now I am worried they will be dried and/or undercooked. Does wrapping make a big difference? and is eight hours steaming really any better than five?
Posted by cookaleekie. Answered on 11th Dec 2010 at 12.00Read The Answer