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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

  • Cream Queries

    Hi! For Instant Chocolate Mousse can I use whipping cream instead of double cream ? If yes what is the quantity that should be used. Thanks.  

    I am looking forward to making Nigella's Salted Caramel sauce recipe but we don't have double cream in NZ, I was wondering what I would need to alter in this recipe to account for this?  

    I have a recipe using sour cream for tartlets. I am worried there is a risk the sour cream will curdle in the oven during the cooking time. Can I substitute creme fraiche or will this affect the flavour? Thanks!

    Can you please tell me a substitute for double cream for the No-Churn Pomegranate Ice Cream?

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  • Measuring Gelatine

    Hi, I was wodnering if you know how much is 1/4 ounce of gelatin in teaspoons?

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  • What Chocolate To Use

    Hi, Nigella always mentions in her chocolate recipes to use good quality chocolate. Can you please tell me how to choose a good quality chocolate? I live in the USA, are there any good brands? Thanks, pramin2089. 

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  • Mini Chocolate Key Lime Pies

    Hi, I have made Nigella's Chocolate Key Lime Pie on a number of occasions and it is always a big hit with my dinner guests. I was thinking of using the recipe to make mini pies which I think would work. I have a 12-cup dessert pan with loose bottom bases and 3 inch diameter cups. How many cheesecakes do you think one quantity of the recipe would make please. Thanks

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  • Using Dried Chickpeas

    I live in Greece it is difficult to find tinned garbanzo beans and I would like to substitute dried chickpeas. What is the amount/weight of the beans I should use for 1 can after soaking and cooking them?

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  • Nigellissima Product Queries

    Hi, could you please tell me where does Nigella get the pasta and saffron used in Nigellissima from ? Thank you.  

    Can you tell me where Nigella gets her empty ice cream tubs and tops from please? Thanks, Blackdog.

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  • Freezing Vanilla Fudge

    Can you freeze the Vanilla Fudge? I want to make it for favours at my sons wedding.

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  • Clementine Substitutes

    I live in Australia and have not ever been able to find clementines for Nigella's Clementine Cake. May I substitute another citrus fruit, and, if yes, which one, how many and how long should I cook them for? I look forward to receiving your reply. With thanks, Joanna

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