Nigella Lawson left Cook, Eat, Repeat viewers divided last night as she used a shower cap to prove bread.
During the show, Nigella showed off her latest hack as she put a shower cap over her bowl of dough to prove.
Cook, Eat, Repeat: Nigella Lawson shows off her shower cap hack
While making the bread, Nigella mixed the dough until it became a “dense sticky mixture”.
The 60-year-old then whipped out a fancy leopard shower cap and placed it over the top of the bowl.
Explaining the hack, she said: “All it needs from me is to cover it to prove for about 16 hours or until it’s really risen in volume with a wonderfully spongy surface.”
The cap appeared to work wonders for the recipe, which she served with smoked salmon and touch of dill.
What did BBC viewers say?
The unusual method didn’t go unnoticed with fans at home.
Taking to Twitter, one praised: “Just saw Nigella using a shower cap to put over a bowl to prove, that’s such a good idea!”
A second commented: “Anyone else just purchased a leopard-print shower cap specifically to cover bread dough when proving? @Nigella_Lawson #CookEatRepeat.”
A third said: “Sat here Aperol spritz in hand contemplating making them right now #CookEatRepeat. Love the shower cap on the bowl for proving.”
Nigella covering her bread with a shower cap to rise is why she’ll always be my queen.
— Kui (@KayYouEye) December 22, 2020
— Timothy Firmager (@timmy_uk) December 22, 2020
Another added: “Nigella covering her bread with a shower cap to rise is why she’ll always be my queen.”
While a fifth wasn’t so sure, saying: “Nigella seriously just covered her food with her dirty shower cap. #nigella #bbc2.”
What else happened on last night’s Cook, Eat, Repeat?
The Domestic Goddess also ruffled feathers when she used chips as the base for a Swedish-style gratin.
Introducing the recipe, she said: “I’m definitely staying Scandi and I’m serving something no Swedish Christmas would be complete without.
“It’s called Jonsson’s Temptation, we however at home just call it chip gratin.”
After peeling the potatoes, Nigella layered them with caramelised onions, pickled and spiced sprats before pouring over a mixture of milk and double cream.
She then baked in it in the oven, just like a regular gratin.
However, some viewers weren’t impressed with the Scandi-inspired dish.
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