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Hi Team Nigella. I've tried numerous times to make Nigella's Hokey Pokey (from Nigella Express, p281) but it never seems to harden and crispen upon cooling. It always stays soft and gooey even though I follow the recipe to the letter. Yesterday I did some research on this recipe and found that I am far from alone. Apparently, the honeycomb will work if you reduce the amount of golden syrup to 2tbsp (instead of 4tbsp) and increase the bicarb of soda to a heaped tbsp (instead of 1 1/2 tsp). I tried it and it did work but I had horrible burping for hours afterwards! I suspect it's because I used too much bicarb, yet it's the only thing that seems to have worked for me. Any help?
I've tried making your Hokey Pokey recipe and the Honeycomb didn't set hard, is it because I didn't cook it long enough? Shireeg
Posted by Oceanic-815. Answered on 31st May 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have made Yorkshire pudding two times. First time was with butter, which burned, and second time with olive oil which turned out better. But the problem is that whenever I make them, they are always under-done. I usually cook it for 15-20 minutes. Am I doing something wrong?
Posted by MonicaLee. Answered on 30th May 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have just made this delicious sauce (Nigella Express, p160) for a dinner party tomorrow night. How long is it safe to keep considering it contains cream? It was so easy to make & a jar of it would make a nice gift as an alternative to home made jam.
I was just wondering - for the chocolate peanut butter topping for ice cream sundaes the recipe lists double cream yet on TV Nigella says condensed milk. Which is the correct one?
Posted by Nurse Claire. Answered on 29th May 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer