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Hi Nigella Team! I want to try to make Nigella's Buttermilk Scones but am unable to find cream of tartar in Belgioum, where I live. I found that it could be replaced with bicarb. and baking powder but couldn't find what the measurements would have to be, to have the same effect as using cream of tartar. Could you help me find the measurements or possibly a way to get some cream of tartar? Thank you in advance! An
Posted by An Vanderdonckt. Answered on 5th Jan 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I have just spent the whole afternoon catching up on all the episodes of Nigellisima, and have fallen in love with the saucepans she used in the series. Could you please point me in the right direction of where to get them (they are the stainless steel looking ones with the squared off handles).
I love Nigella's stainless steel saucepans and pans, they are the ones with the squared off lip/edge and squared off handles, they are being used in Nigelissima and have been used in many previous shows. Can you let me know the brand and where to purchase. Many thanks, Anthony.
Hi, I'm loving Nigella's new series Nigellissima and her new kitchen! Can you please advise where I can purchase the stainless steel colander that she uses to drain pasta? It fits the Iittala pans really well! Many thanks, Georgia.
Posted by mecosian. Answered on 4th Jan 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
Should one buy thin, medium or thick sliced bread for making melba toast?
Posted by dianapax. Answered on 3rd Jan 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
I don't drink alcohol by choice though I do use it in cooking. My problem is this buy a large bottle and I really have to dump more than half of it, buy the small bottles and it becomes very expensive. Is there a substitute I can use for red and white wine, something I can cork and go back to a week or a month later?
Posted by kah22. Answered on 2nd Jan 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
In Nigella's recipe for Adzhika is the quantity of chillis specified related to spicy hotness or volume? I have a chilli plant at home - very fiery chillis, but I am going to struggle to reach 80g let alone the 125g specified. However they are exceptionally hot!
Posted by boacook. Answered on 1st Jan 2013 at 12.00Read The Answer
In one of Nigella's cookbooks there is a red cabbage recipe. The list of ingredients calls for mixed spice. How do I make that or is it something that I need to purchase?
Posted by Mervold. Answered on 31st Dec 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi Nigella says to freeze her Meringue Gelato Cake for about 8 hours or overnight. I would like to make this cake a week in advance and leave it in the freezer. Is this ok to do, it won't affect the meringue? Thanks so much. Alison.
Posted by alisonwilson32. Answered on 30th Dec 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer
What can I use as an alternative to the amaretti biscuits in Nigella's Anglo-Italian Trifle? I have a nut allergy but am conscious of keeping the textures/flavours right.
Posted by Hollibob. Answered on 29th Dec 2012 at 12.00Read The Answer