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Kitchen Queries

Welcome to Kitchen Queries, where the nigella.com team will answer your cooking or food related questions.  We’d love you to submit some of your recipe problems, dilemmas or queries for us to get our teeth into!

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Latest Queries

  • Differences In Olive Oil

    Hi Team Nigella, I was wondering how to tell whether to use original olive oil or extra virgin olive oil in cooking? I always use normal olive oil - I have both, however the question goes through my mind "Should I use extra virgin?" Thanks! Dan

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  • Guinness Chocolate Cake With Fondant Icing

    I am planning a large double layer Chocolate Guinness Cake for a celebration. Can I cover the cake in fondant or would an all over cream cheese frosting be better?

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  • Freezing Leftover Condensed Milk

    Hi all. I have just made coffee ice cream, and have half a can of condensed milk leftover. Can I freeze it? Thank you for our help! X

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  • Sticky Top Cupcakes

    Why do my cupcakes go sticky on the top when cooled? Also why don't my chocolate cupcakes rise but the plain ones do? Please help!

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  • Ingredients In Wok Oil

    What ingredients are in the wok oil used by Nigella?

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  • Butterscotch Morsels

    The Banana Butterscotch Muffins are delicious using chocolate chips and I would like to try it with butterscotch morsels. I can find butterscotch sauce recipe but nothing for butterscotch that I could use in your muffin recipe. Do you have a recipe for something suitable? Thanks Anne-Maree

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  • Sausages For Cocktail Sausages

    Hello, I don't live in UK and I don't know what kind of sausages are used in cocktail sausages recipe, from Express. Are they like frankfurters? Thanks a lot!

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  • Making Calabrian Lasagna Ahead

    I am eager to make Nigella's Quick Calabrian Lasagna for a cast of thousands, and wonder whether panfuls can be made ahead and refrigerated for about six hours. Perhaps with the final topping of sauce and parmesan added just before baking?

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