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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
Dear Nigella Team, A colleague asked me for suggestions as she wants to make and decorate a christmas cake, but her husband isnt keen on the traditional fruit cake. I suggested Nigella's chocolate christmas cake, but I am unsure if it can be iced? Would Nigella have any suggestions for an alternative cake that can be iced? Best wishes Dave
Posted by davewales. Answered on 10th Dec 2010 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi, I'm in Australia and making one of the christmas cakes, the one with prunes and cocoa in it, out of the Christmas book of Nigella's and it uses muscovado sugar. I have looked in the supermarkets here and can't locate it. Would dark brown sugar work the same way and at the same measurement? Thanks Catherine
Posted by montys. Answered on 10th Dec 2010 at 12.00Read The Answer