Nigella Lawson Has Explained Why She’s Changed The Name Of One Of Her Iconic Desserts

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Nigella Lawson Has Explained Why She’s Changed The Name Of One Of Her Iconic Desserts

Nigella Lawson has taken to Twitter to explain why she’s changed the name of one of her iconic desserts.

The jelly-based dessert used to be called Sl*t Red Raspberries In Chardonnay Jelly. But when the TV chef shared the recipe for it on Twitter recently, her followers noticed that the name of the pudding had changed.

Nigella has changed the name to Ruby Red Raspberries In Chardonnay Jelly, and in the introduction to the recipe on her website, there is a brief mention of the name change. It states: “This recipe has had a slight name change, but is the same dessert of dreams.”

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After Nigella shared the recipe with its new name, a number of her followers commented; asking why she had made the decision to drop the ‘S’ word.

One commented, “Wonderful recipe (as always!) but it makes me wonder what has happened to this country when we can't even call that recipe by its hilarious original name. What has happened to our free speech, humour and a sense fun? I love your turn of phrase Nigella!” And another commented, “I love this recipe but preferred the original name!”

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Nigella replied to one of the comments to explain the name change. She wrote: “I feel that the word has taken on a coarser, more cruel connotation, and I’m not happy with that.”

The recipe is a boozy, fruity and refreshing jelly, which is perfect no matter what you call it.

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