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Buttermilk is hard to find where I live. What can I use as an alternative?
Posted by shilly1. Answered on 20th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi, I want to make Nigella's Custard Sponge Cake (from Feast) for my Mum's Birthday this Saturday and the recipe states that two 20cm cake tins will be required. I have measured my cake tins and they measure 20cm across the top from lip to lip but only 17cm on the bottom and therefore on the inside. Is this the right size tin or is this considered a 17cm cake tin? If I do use these will I have too much mixture to fit in? HELP!
Posted by georginajames. Answered on 19th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Could you please suggest a way to make a perfect champagne jelly? I would like to make the jelly as a base for a trifle for dessert. Thank you!
Posted by pankhuri. Answered on 18th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi, the recipe for Chocolate Brownie Bowls in Nigella's book "Kitchen" calls for a 6 cavity dessert shell tin. where can I find this tin, preferably online?
Dear Team Nigella, please help!! I want to make the Chocolate Brownie Bowls but cannot find the correct tins. I have spoken to Lakeland and they do not have them and I have exhausted everywhere else. Where do I get them from? Many thanks, Rosie
Posted by stefaniasoler. Answered on 17th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Is there any other cheese which can be used in cheesecake other than cream cheese? Unfortunaltely cream cheese is not available where I live. Thank you!
Posted by pankhuri. Answered on 16th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hello! I just wanted to know what is the difference between the two editions of Nigella`s book Feast - the one published in 2004 and the one published in 2006. Thank you.
Posted by tavolla. Answered on 15th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Help! I have been making cupcakes from Nigella's Domestic Goddess book for some time. However, since buying my food processor and using this to make my mixture my cakes sink and are concave. They are also not as light and fluffy. Why is this happening and what can I do to stop this?
Posted by weeyin1973. Answered on 14th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
I live in Pakistan and I would like to make Nigella's Lemon Polenta Cake (from Kitchen) but I am having trouble locating polenta or cornmeal. Could you please be kind enough to recommend a substitute or can I just replace the polenta with more ground almonds?
Posted by saeeda91. Answered on 13th May 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer