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I tried following your recipe for Pasta Alla Genovese on the website - both the pasta (with potatos and beans) and the pesto sauce. However, the pesto sauce had a terribly strong odour and taste of basil. Was wondering how to correct that and where I went wrong. Any tips? Thanks.
Posted by tuffkins20. Answered on 30th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have baked many of Nigella's recipes but I am wondering why she favours plain flour plus baking powder as opposed to using self-raising flour? It is a question I have pondered over for some time!
Posted by anit. Answered on 29th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Nigella uses a metal roasting pan to make the Roasted Seafood recipe in Kitchen. The pan is rectangular and has rounded corners. Could you let me know who makes it? It is quite lovely and I have pan envy! Thank you, Kelly Walsh
Posted by Kellykyle. Answered on 28th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Dear Nigella team, I am thinking of making Nigella's Chocolate Fruit Cake from Christmas, but is their any subsitue for the ground almonds or should I just use extra flour? My sister is allergic to nuts. Thanks, Jack.
Posted by jack2k6. Answered on 27th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Which cocoa powder do you recommend for the Devil's Food Cake? Also I want to make a 14'' square by 4'' high cake using Nigella's recipe,how much do you reckon I will need to achieve this? Thanks for your time.
Posted by Toksliz. Answered on 26th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
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