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Dottie May

Nutmeg

I decided to make a Rice Pudding following Delia's recipe and it was very successful. Only problem it called for one Nutmeg to be grated to go on the top. Does anyone know if you can buy Nutmeg already grated so that I can save the tops of my fingers and also time?? I looked in Waitrose yesterday but couldn't find it.

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Elpe

Nutmeg

Yes, I have a jar of ground nutmeg next to my whole nutmeg. If it's not in the usual spices place you could try among the baking ingredients. Gorgeous aroma!

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Essex Girl

Grated Nutmeg

I've got some too, Dottie but the flavour is better if you grate it freshly. I'm strange because I only like it on savoury dishes such as Dauphinoise potatoes (mmmm yum!)

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Welshcookie

Nutmeg

One nutmeg seems a lot for a rice pudding, so you could stop grating before you get to your fingers!

(To be fair,my local wholefood shop chose the biggest nutmegs in the jar for me the last time I bought some.)

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violet eyes

nutmeg

I made a rice pudding the other day, needed to use up 2 pints of milk. Delia always says to use whole nutmegs freshly grated. I use a lot of fresh grated nutmeg. I put them in fruit cakes , scones, rock cakes, eccles cakes, on egg custards and rice pudding and many cheese and egg dishes. Wouldn't be without them.
I have a small nutmeg grater it's a bit like a pepper mill. It's see through with a handle on the top that you turn and the mutmeg which is inside turns on a blade. You can't grate your fingers on it so it's safe to use. I've also got one of those small graters that if your not careful adds a small grating of fingernails to the finished dish.

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Nutmeg

We need to swap our Waitrose shops Dottie. On Saturday I wanted to buy fresh nutmeg and they only had ground!

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Dottie May

Nutmeg

Violet Eyes like the sound of the grater you have. I'll check in my local Cook shop to see if they stock one. Perhaps I should have asked in my Waitrose if they stock ground nutmeg Noreen when I couldn't see it myself - will do on my next visit this week.

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Dottie May

Nutmeg

My local waitrose now have ground nutmeg in stock so have bought some.

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John S.

Nutmeg and mushrooms.

A dash of nutmeg sprinkled on mushrooms sauteed in butter make them taste even more delicious.

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Yummy

Nutmeg

I love Nutmeg, especially in the Old Fashioned Baked Custard Tart from Delia.....absolutely yummy !!
In savoury I like to add a dollop of creme fraiche to cooked white cabbage and a grating of nutmeg on that ...delicious.
Will try the addition of it with the mushrooms John....sounds just up my street !

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sam from worthing

Nutmeg

just been trawling and came across this thread.

a whole nutmeg sounds rather a lot to me, but, what do i know, i would do a few scrapings, i have a metal "box" grater, i use the really tiny bobbly side to grate my nutmeg's i was given a teeny tiny nutmeg grater but whatever happened to that i do not know.

A scrape/grate or 2 of nutmeg is nice in scrambled eggs too.

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Manon Lescaut

Nutmeg


"I decided to make a Rice Pudding following Delia's recipe and it was very successful. Only problem it called for one Nutmeg to be grated to go on the top. Does anyone know if you can buy Nutmeg already grated so that I can save the tops of my fingers and also time?? I looked in Waitrose yesterday but couldn't find it."

First of all, I don't think she means to grate a whole nutmeg on to the rice pudding as too much at a time can make you 'high'. Small amounts that you use in cooking are ok. (Too much would taste vile)

You can buy it ready grated but the taste deteriorates very quickly (within days of opening). Buy a nutmeg grater (or use the finest screen on a box grater to shave a little of a whole nutmeg.

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Manon Lescaut

Nutmeg


"I decided to make a Rice Pudding following Delia's recipe and it was very successful. Only problem it called for one Nutmeg to be grated to go on the top. Does anyone know if you can buy Nutmeg already grated so that I can save the tops of my fingers and also time?? I looked in Waitrose yesterday but couldn't find it."

First of all, I don't think she means to grate a whole nutmeg on to the rice pudding as too much at a time can make you 'high'. Small amounts that you use in cooking are ok. (Too much would taste vile anyway)

You can buy it ready grated but the taste deteriorates very quickly (within days of opening). Buy a nutmeg grater (or use the finest screen on a box grater) to shave a little of a whole nutmeg.

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violet eyes

Too much nutmeg

Yes Delia does recommend a whole nutmeg , that's way too much for me anyway. There is a post from yesterday on Can Anyone Help called Old fashioned rice pudding were the pudding went in the bin as it was spoilt because of the amount of nutmeg.
I wonder how many others have had this happen to them.

 
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