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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

  • Whole Candied Peel

    Unfortunately Sundora has been bought up by Whitworth and they have discontinued the whole candied peel line. Is there any equivalent for sale that you know of? Sainsbury and Waitrose no longer sell it as it is no longer available from the manufacturer.

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  • Storing Vanilla Fudge

    Hi, I'm doing the Vanilla Fudge squares for my wedding favours. I intend on putting them into cellophane bags and tying them with ribbon/elastic. I know you say to keep them in an airtight container to keep fresh but how soon do you think I can put them into the bags? I don't really want to be doing them the night before!! Thank you, the website is amazing

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  • Halving Spanish Chicken With Chorizo And Potatoes

    I was looking at the Spanish Chicken recipe, it calls for 12 chicken thighs to serve 6. Can the recipe easily be halved exactly, and if so does it mean less cooking time? Thanks.

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  • Chocolate Fudge Icing

    Hi there. I'm going to make Nigella's Chocolate Fudge Cake but I don't like chocolate that has a too high percentage of cocoa solids because I find it way too bitter. Even though the fudge icing has icing sugar in it I still find it too bitter. What can I use to make it sweeter? Thanks.

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  • Clementine Cake With Alternative To Clementines

    Can I use Sunkist instead of Clementines in the Clementine Cake?

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  • Slow Roasted Chicken With Chicken Breasts

    I have skinless chicken breasts. Can I still do the Slow Roasted Garlic And Lemon Chicken recipe and are there any cooking adjustments you would recommend? Thank you!

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  • Bicarbonate Of Soda In Hokey Pokey

    I had the humidity problem making the Hokey Pokey, which turned it sticky. However my hokey pokey tasted overwhelmingly like bicarbonate soda. The taste was terrible - am I doing something wrong? Should I use less baking soda?

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  • Cream Cheese Substitute For London Cheesecake

    Is it possible to replace the cream cheese with ricotta in the London Cheesecake?

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