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DESSERT COOKBOOK Of The Month (Nov-Dec) - HOW TO BE A DOMESTIC GODDESS by NIGELLA LAWSON

oakjoan Oct 28, 2008 01:31 PM

So the votes are in (all 13 of them) and the winner, with 9 votes, is HOW TO BE A DOMESTIC GODDESS by Nigella "The Babe" Lawson.

GREAT STICKY BUNS, etc.got 4 votes.

So we'll start on November 1st when I will post the individual threads. I need to pick up my copy at the library or else I'd have to make up the chapters and that wouldn't be helpful at all.

I want to put out the possiblity of doing BOTH BOOKS.. Don't know how anybody feels about it, but I'd be willing since the initial work of prepping the various threads isn't exactly back-breaking toil.

So let me know if you HATE THAT IDEA or LOVE THAT IDEA? Is it a good accommodation of those who voted for it or a bad idea and let's just stick with the one Nigella book?

  1. jen kalb Oct 28, 2008 02:12 PM

    I think its a good idea. Or else give the next month to Great Sticky Buns etc. It clearly has a constituency. Either way

    1. heidipie Oct 28, 2008 03:38 PM

      it's going to be a busy two months for cooks anyway, maybe we should just stick with one book.

      1. Carb Lover Oct 28, 2008 08:48 PM

        Even though I voted for Sticky Buns, I'd prefer to keep it at one book. We can put it up for re-election in Jan. if there's still an interest. Thanks, oakjoan!

        Now I need to see which version of DG my library carries...

        1. roxlet Oct 30, 2008 08:58 AM

          I agree that it should be one book, and I am very excited that it is Domestic Goddess. I feel that Nigella's language is so seductive, that you can't help but want to cook from the book. I've made a couple of things, and though they've been good, I don't feel that they have been 100% successful, so I am very interested to hear how everyone fares with the recipes.

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          1. re: roxlet
            oakjoan Oct 30, 2008 04:12 PM

            I agree about Nigella's enthusiasm being contagious. Although I've not made anything from HTBADG, I've made several other dessert-y type things such as Honey Pine Nut Semifreddo, Chocolate gingerbread, a wonderful coconut cake and a few others I can't remember without looking them up. They've all been realllly good.

          2. oakjoan Oct 31, 2008 10:08 PM

            Okay, here we go. I suggest the following threads:

            CAKES and PIES

            COOKIES, SCONES and MUFFINS

            BREAD AND YEAST

            DESSERTS and CHOCOLATE

            CHILDREN and CHRISTMAS

            THE DOMESTIC GODDESS’ PANTRY

            I had a hard time finding Nigella recipes from this specific book online. Her website is down (in the process of redesigning). Any links you all can find would be GREATLY appreciated.

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