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Hi Team, I want to make Nigella's Chocolate Chestnut Pots from the Christmas book but can only find unsweetened chestnut puree where I live. How many grams of sugar should I add to a tin to give the required sweetness? Thank you!
Posted by Beans67. Answered on 29th Nov 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Nigella's recipes often suggest using "flavourless vegetable oil". What oil should I buy please?
Posted by curlyone. Answered on 28th Nov 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
What would the American equivalents be for the honeycomb candy, and golden syrup used in Nigella's Sweet and Salty Nut Crunch Bars (from Kitchen)? Thank you!
Posted by pixiecook. Answered on 27th Nov 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I made the the Crisp Chicken Cutlets from Nigella's Kitchen book. They turned out very nicely except for the fact that the crumb didn't want to stay on the chicken. It would either stick to the pan or just fall off while cooking. Do you have any tips to keep the crumb on the chicken?
Posted by GRaven. Answered on 26th Nov 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I always make the Ultimate Christmas Pudding for my family on Christmas day and they LOVE it. So this year I want to make smaller ones to give as Christmas presents to the family members we won't be seeing. Probably in 1lb sizes or smaller. I just wondered about the time they would require to be steamed for on day of making and on Christmas day. Because I'm sure that the 5hrs initially plus 3 hrs on Christmas day would be far to much for smaller ones. Many Thanks.
Posted by kmcrawley. Answered on 25th Nov 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I love Nigella's Shortcut Sausage meatballs from her new book and make it both for myself and the 3 boys I nanny for. Is there any point in the recipe that I can freeze it? Many thanks Jo
Posted by Geeky specs. Answered on 24th Nov 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi, I bought a couple of Nigella's cookbooks which mention various websites from which one can order bakeware, ingredients etc. However, most of these sites do not deliver outside the UK. Are there any websites you recommend that are economical and also deliver to India? Many ingredients and also bakeware are not available in India so I would love to know where I can order them online. Thanks.
Posted by arunabose. Answered on 23rd Nov 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
How do I weigh out 175g/6oz condensed milk for Nigella's One-Step No Churn Coffee Ice Cream (from Nigellissima)? I have just made a batch and guessed at the amount from the 397g tin. Thank you.
Posted by No Rust. Answered on 22nd Nov 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer