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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

  • Easy Almond Cake

    Hello, I made the Easy Almond Cake from How To Be A Domestic Goddess (p6) yesterday and when I checked the cake after forty minutes (at gas mark 3/170c) it was still pale and completely wobbly. I left it for another 20 minutes and it was still the same, so I put the temperature up to gas mark 5/190c and after another 20 or so minutes it was cooked. Is it definitely correct that 50 minutes at gas mark 3 should cook this cake? Thanks, Emily

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  • Double Balloon Whisk

    Hi there!  I was wondering if you could help? I would like to know where it is possible to buy the double whisk (balloon whisk with a ball inside) as seen on many of Nigella's shows? I have never seen this before even in specialist catering suppliers. Many thanks. Nadica

    I was watching an episode when an open bottom whisk was used. I've tried everywhere to find one. Where can I buy one? Michelle

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  • Shallow Roasting Tins

    I'm looking forward to cooking the Spanish Chicken with Chorizo & Potatoes and the Homestyle Jerk Chicken with Rice & Peas from the book Kitchen. Would a baking tray with sides less than 2cm deep be ok to use? If you could tell me where to buy the shallow roasting tin featured I'd be grateful. Many thanks

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  • Pomegranate Molasses

    I recently bought a bottle of pomegranate molasses for a Persian lamb recipe. The lamb was disappointing and I now find myself stuck with a bottle of molasses that I may never use again! Any suggestions for a tasty recipe to use this product in? Thanks, Shelly Connor

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  • Kitchen - Difference Between UK and US editions?

    Hi there! My question is really simple - I would like to know if there is a difference between the USA and British "Kitchen" books? Does the one come in pounds and the other in grams or are the books the same and the ISBN numbers are just different? I just want to make sure before I buy the wrong book. Thank you.

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  • Devil's Food Cake Frosting

    Hi, I baked the Devil's Food Cake from Kitchen (p253) recently and I have to admit it was delicious! I followed the recipe very closely, however, my frosting was very runny. I left it in the refrigerator overnight as well. Is there something I did wrong or is there any thing else I can do to correct it? I'd love to bake it again. Thank you!

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  • Recipe Search

    On one of the Christmas TV repeats Nigella made some savoury pancakes with smoked salmon on top. I would love to make these but can't find the recipe. I have the Nigella Express and Christmas books and can't find them in there - can you point me in the right direction please as they looked lovely. Thanks, Carol.

    I saw Nigella make a carrot cake on one of her shows on TV, but I couldn't write it all down. I have searched the website, but nothing comes up, and it looked so delicious. It had carrot, almond flour, 3 eggs, oil, caster sugar, pine nuts, and sultanas soaked in a liqueur. It was served with marscapone. PLEASE help me - I want a gluten free carrot cake, and this was perfect. Thank you so much.

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  • About Brownies

    Hello, I just tried your Brownies recipe from your iPhone Quick Collection and I am not sure if they are raw? I live in Mexico so oven times can change a little, so after 25 minutes in the oven they didn´t quite look done. I let them bake for 5 more minutes, took them out and let them cool. They taste delicious but are very soft inside. The top is light brown and the inside dark brown. Any suggestions? Thank you!

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