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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

  • Pans For Frying

    Hello! In the Kitchen TV show, I have noticed that Nigella fried her churros in a Le Creuset pan. I can't afford such a pan so which type of pan do you suggest for frying this type of food? Thank you!

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  • Double Cream Equivalent

    Hi there, I am in NZ and am wondering what you would use as double cream in the likes of the Key Lime Pie? I used thickened cream last time but would you just use our normal pouring cream that is whipped? Thanks

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  • Keralan Curry

    I love Nigella's Keralan Fish Curry recipe. Is it OK to make it with chicken instead of fish?

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  • Sweet and Salty Crunch Nut Bars

    Hello, I have made the Sweet and Salty Crunch Nut Bars and they are delicious. However, I have a problem with them "sweating" ie. water droplets forming on them once I put them in the fridge. I make sure they are as cool as possible beforehand, but it still happens. I have had this problem with other homemade chocolate snacks before, too. What can I do? Thank you

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  • Measuring Sour Cream

    For Nigella's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake one of the ingredients is sour cream, but the measurement is in mililitres. The problem is that the sour cream is not completely liquid (I did leave out to get to room temperature) so I could not put into a measuring jug. Can you give any advice regarding converting mililitres to grammes if the ingredient is not completely fluid, e.g. sour cream or cream cheese? Thanks

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  • Mostarda di Cremona

    Where can I buy mostarda di cremona?

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  • Cappuccino Pavlova

    I notice that Nigella used the Two Chicks egg whites to make the meringue base in her Cappucino Pavlova, but the recipe doesn't give a measurement for these. I really want to give them a go, especially after picking up a coupon recently! Thanks!

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  • Buttermilk Scones

    Hi Nigella Team! I want to try to make Nigella's Buttermilk Scones but am unable to find cream of tartar in Belgioum, where I live. I found that it could be replaced with bicarb. and baking powder but couldn't find what the measurements would have to be, to have the same effect as using cream of tartar. Could you help me find the measurements or possibly a way to get some cream of tartar? Thank you in advance! An

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