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Can Nigella's Spiced Peaches be made in advance and stored for a period of time as a preserve? I was hoping to make some and give it as gifts. Thank you.
Hi, I'm going to make the Spiced Peaches as gifts for my friends this Christmas. How long will the peaches last in the jar? Many thanks! Adam.
I made the spiced peaches for Christmas time last year, they were delicious. How far in advance can I make them please? EAGarlick.
Posted by lincs88. Answered on 9th Dec 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
How long in advance can you make Nigella's Chocolate Christmas Cake and could you use an alternative to coffee liqueur? Many thanks.
I do not like coffee, does the Tia Maria in the Chocolate Fruit Cake come through strongly in the cake or could I use something else? Thanks, godzilla.
Posted by KarenLW. Answered on 8th Dec 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
The recipe says to steam for 5 hours when making and 3 hours on Christmas Day. Can the timings be altered to say 7 hours when making and 1 hour on Christmas Day as this would be the preferred option. Thank you.
Posted by tere48. Answered on 7th Dec 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
What fruits can I use in Nigella's Ultimate Christmas Pudding? Can I use dates instead of currants or something else?
Posted by acer. Answered on 6th Dec 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have found La Concha Pedro Ximenez sherry at Waitrose. Will that do or does it have to be the Triana Pedro Ximenez sherry?
Posted by chateau de maravau. Answered on 5th Dec 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have 6 small plastic pudding basins with lids (1/2 pt/300ml size). I remember using them once but I can't remember what recipe I was making. If I use a recipe for a bigger pudding how long do you think I would need to steam these smaller puddings for and what's the best way to tell if they are done?
Posted by chocolatebabz. Answered on 4th Dec 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
How long can you keep homemade Christmas Pudding?
Posted by CathyPower. Answered on 3rd Dec 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Nigella made an Italian Yogurt Pot Cake in episode 5 of her recent Nigellissima program on BBC2. For some reason all recipes from this series are available on BBC website apart from this one. Would you be able to send me the recipe please?
In Nigellisima, Nigella says to bake the yoghurt cake in a moderate oven. What temperature is that? Thank you for your help. Pereza.
Posted by jazghattaura. Answered on 2nd Dec 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer