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How to Be a Domestic Goddess
How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking | Nigella Lawson
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Nigella Collection: a vibrant new look for Nigella's classic cookery books. 'This is for those days or evenings when you want to usher a little something out of the kitchen that makes you thrill at the sheer pleasure you've conjured up.' The classic baking bible by Nigella Lawson ('Queen of the Kitchen' - Observer Food Monthly). This is the book that helped the world rediscover the joys of baking and kick-started the cupcake revolution, from cake shops around the country to The Great British Bake Off. How To Be a Domestic Goddess is not about being a goddess, but about feeling like one. Here is the book that feeds our fantasies, understands our anxieties and puts cakes, pies, pastries, preserves, puddings, bread and biscuits back into our own kitchens. With luscious photography, easy recipes, witty food writing and a beautiful hardback design, this is a book you will treasure for many years as well as a delicious gift for friends and family. Cakes - from a simple Victoria Sponge to beautiful cupcakes Biscuits - macaroons, muffins and other indulgent treats Pies - perfect shortcrust and puff pastry and sweet and savoury recipes Puddings - crumbles, sponges, trifles and cheesecakes Chocolate - luscious chocolate recipes for sharing (or not) Children - simple recipes for baking with kids Christmas - pudding, Christmas cakes, mince pies... and mulled wine Bread - finally, the proof that baking bread can be fun, with easy bread recipes The Domestic Goddess's Larder - essential preserves, jams, chutneys, curds and pickles that every cook should have
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xicanti
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I listened to a big chunk of HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE while I baked one of the great mysteries of my culinary life: Nigella Lawson‘s cranberry cake. It‘s delicious, and it never looks anything like the picture because the cranberries always float up into the batter.

I think Canadian cranberries must be much lighter than the UK kind. The recipe says 6oz = 3/4 cup, but I‘ve found it‘s more like 2+ cups. #audiobaking

xicanti PLUS SIDE: because the cranberries float up, the cake forms a seriously good sugar crust. Everyone I‘ve ever served it to loves it. 1mo
brilliantglow Yumm! I'm going to have to try this 1mo
rachelm I love cranberries. Will have to try this 4d
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julesG
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Definitely not #Sorry that I #Crave cakes when browsing through this book. 😉

#MOvember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen #doubledip 🍦🍦 1mo
Emilymdxn Love Nigella! 1mo
Hooked_on_books Good god, I want to lick that frosting before it drips! 😆 1mo
CarolynM I've made some delicious things from recipes in this book😋 1mo
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veritysalter
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#FALLISBOOKED - Day Seven #FAVOURITEFALLTREAT I rarely bake, but Autumn is a time for stodgy puddings; so Nigella‘s decadent version of a bread and butter pudding, using pain au chocolat is perfect.

readingjedi I love this book, Nigella truly is a goddess! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼😋 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😋 yum!! Can you bake some and mail it to me?! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 2mo
julesG Love this recipe! This book is full of so many good recipes. 2mo
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batsy
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1. Something that shows me how to look at life differently, even while making me feel like I'm not alone.
2. Do notebooks and pens count? Coz... Pretty sure I could open a stationery shop over here.
3. The tagged book, not so much for the recipes but for the way that Nigella writes. Pure aesthetic and sensory pleasure in food.
4. Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Fernando Pessoa
5. @gradcat

Thanks for the tag @diovival ❤️ #wondrouswednesday @Eggs

BiblioLitten ❤️❤️ all your answers!! 7mo
diovival I feel like notebooks and pens should definitely count! Stationary 😍 7mo
batsy @BiblioLitten 😘😘 7mo
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batsy @diovival Where I keep buying new pens so I don't have to use the "nice ones" ? 7mo
BiblioLitten @batsy I hear you! 😄 (edited) 7mo
Eggs Love #1 and #2 responses 🤗🤗 7mo
gradcat @batsy Thanks for the tag! I‘m so behind on my posts & responses...ugh! I‘m trying to catch up, though...miss you guys! ♥️🥰 7mo
batsy @Eggs Thanks for the fun questions! 🙂 7mo
batsy @gradcat You're welcome! And no problem, take your time, no pressure. Only if you feel like it ❤️ 7mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Does anyone else always have books on their bed? And at least one cat?
#catsoflitsy #readinginbed

Crazeedi Always! On my be beside my bed on the floor on my dresser...and a kitty to dress up the whole scene!😻 9mo
Samplergal No kitties, just pups. And yes to the books! 9mo
blondie Not on my bed currently, but scattered around the apartment. And yes. My kitty loves lying on my books when I'm trying to read. 9mo
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Reagan Always! 9mo
Gaylagal2 I so for sure! But minus the cat, add a little dog🐾😬 9mo
TheBookbabeblog84 Always. A whole line of books. Thank god I‘m single lol. 9mo
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Mitch
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Pg. 13 Lemon Syrup Loaf Cake. Pairing books with cake this wet, grey Saturday afternoon. This is a great go-to book for some real classics - although she does like a lot of sugar in her recipes!

AmyG Yum 2y
mabell Pretty! 2y
JacqMac Looks delicious 😋 2y
Mitch It‘s going down well with the final 100 pages of 2y
BookwormM That looks yummy 😋 2y
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xicanti
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My mum asked me to do my grandma's trifle for Christmas dinner. It calls for two store-bought sponges, but none of the grocery stores around here sell them anymore so I had to make them instead. It gave me a chance to start A CHRISTMAS CAROL while I finally, finally tried Nigella Lawson's Victoria sponge recipe. #audiobaking

GypsyKat Yum! 2y
TricksyTails Drooling! 😋 2y
MrBook Oooooh!!!! I want some of that! Correction: all of that! Correction: ALL of that!!! 2y
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julesG
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There are a few quick recipes here.

A book when you #ForgotYouHaveToBake.

#SurvivingDecember @writerlibrarian

Kaye Well DARN. I thought I was already a domestic goddess. I am lucky to have a husband who says “Good Supper” every night, whether I make Turkey dinner with all the trimmings or Beanie-Weenies with a side of Ho-Hos for dessert. 2y
julesG @Kaye Don't worry. We do not have to cook like Nigella. My family is very happy with what I can make from scratch. 😉 I got this book from a friend together with a Sophie Kinsella novel 2y
Kaye I used to do a lot more cooking when the family was all still home. I baked a lot and made bigger dinners. Now that it‘s just the 2 of us I don‘t make as much. I had no idea how to cook when we got married Betty Crocker was my daily companion. My husband gained 100 lbs the first year we were married 😮 @JulesG (edited) 2y
julesG @Kaye Better than losing weight because of your cooking. 2y
CarolynM Love this book, the millionaire's shortbread recipe is hilarious and delicious! 2y
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julesG
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Fresh Gingerbread with Lemon Icing, I wish it would look as good when I put it on a #plate #🍴.

#emojinov @RealLifeReading

SandyW As long as it tastes a good... 2y
kspenmoll Yum! 2y
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xicanti
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I'm doing the sweet table for Christmas Eve lunch but I'll be tied up for most of December, so I've got a lot of baking to tackle in the next couple of weeks. First up: Nigella's star-topped mince tarts, only with clubs, rabbits, and dogs instead of stars.

Natasha.C.Barnes Gorgeous!! 2y
Megabooks Wow! 2y
4thhouseontheleft Beautiful!! 2y
readordierachel Those look great! 2y
TricksyTails 👏👏👏👏 Beautiful! 2y
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xicanti
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I had egg whites left over from the pie I made last weekend, so I whipped up a batch of Nigella Lawson's macaroons.

readordierachel Wow, you make it sound so easy! Looks great! 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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This whole cooking dinner thing is getting in the way of doing #septemberchallenges. 😉

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I know what you mean! 2y
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xicanti
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I was flipping through HOW TO BE A DOMESTIC GODDESS on my way to the mince tarts recipe when I realized I'd never made her cappuccino cupcakes. So I whipped up a batch, and unfortunately this has emerged as one of the few Nigella recipes I dislike. I'm actually glad it only made 8 instead of the 12 it was supposed to.

I'll spread the other 7 around to a few people. Hopefully they'll like the flavour more than I do.

MrBook 😳🤤!!! I want!!!! 2y
xicanti @MrBook they do have a very nice AFTERtaste, and the white chocolate icing's good. 2y
BkClubCare Goodness... 2y
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Megabooks 🤤🤤🤤🤤 2y
ferskner Pretty though! 2y
readordierachel Those look perfect! 2y
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Read.Em.And.Eat
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A new blog post is up! A post in which I bake a bunch of cookies and give myself a spook! (The very first recipe link is on there too! Pumpkin sugar cookies!)

Www.reademandeatblog.wordpress.com

Jinjer 😳A dark creepy basement...I could not go down into it because I would not be able to see where the spiders were lurking! Sorry the pumpkin cookies were meh. What peanut butter recipe do you use? The ones I made were awful. Even my mother wouldn't eat them. 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Pickpick

I can't believe I haven't baked from this in years. Shame on me. This morning I'm having Christmas Muffins (orange, nutmeg, and cinnamon) with rooibos tea.
#booksandtea #cookbooklove #nigellabites

RiotMom Yummmm... feel free to send extras my way! 3y
Faibka Sounds delicious! 😋 beautiful tea set! 😍💜 I've never seen a tea cup saucer in that shape 3y
LeahBergen So pretty!! 3y
MaleficentBookDragon @Faibka I have 4 sets. It was a great find for me. My teapot kind of matches; a happy accident. 3y
tpixie Great tea set! 3y
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ElizabethAndino
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I've been missing my cookbooks during my DIY kitchen remodel. Today they are back where they belong ❤️🍽

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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#Thankful for a Clean Kitchen.
#time4pie

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Pinkmeghan
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Pickpick

Woke up to a dusting of snow outside, couldn't resist taking a pic with Nigella Christmas!

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KatG
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It's great to be able to find so many recipes online, but I still love using my cookbooks. Here are three of my favorites. I love the way Nigella Lawson writes about food. #cookbooklove #photoadaynov16

MrBook #NoTotsNotACookbook!!! 😂👏🏻 3y
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Loreen
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Here are few of my cookbooks. #cookbooklove #photoadaynov16 #novphotochallenge

KCorter Better Homes and Gardens is my go-to cookbook! 3y
SharonGoforth Love the Martha Stewart's Cookies! 3y
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EvieBee
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TheWordJar Three of my favorite ladies right there! 3y
angrylilasian I go to these three ladies often too! 3y
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Suzze I own a couple of Ree's cookbooks. Love her. 3y
EvieBee @Suzze I love her! I actually fell in love with her when I read her memoir about meeting her husband. THEN I started watching the show. 3y
MrBook #NoTotsNotACookbook!!! 😂👏🏻 3y
Suzze @MrBook wondering how many cookbooks you said this about today. 😜😜 3y
MrBook 129, I did a hashtag search after I needed a breather 😂👏🏻👏🏻. 3y
MrBook @Suzze ☝🏻️ 3y
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Leelee08
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#cookbooklove--I have a small cookbook obsession. I have about 50, and I only use a handful of them. I ❤️ the beautiful pictures of food...😍🍕🧀🍳🎂🍩🍪#photoadaynov16

KarenUK Love how to be a domestic goddess 💗... fail-proof... the pain au chocolat bread pudding is a favorite 😋 3y
Simona I love her...she is the most sensual cook in the world! 3y
MrBook #NoTotsNotACookbook!!! 😂👏🏻 3y
BookBabe 😍 3y
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