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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

  • Banoffee Cheesecake & Banana Muffins

    Hi, I've recently saw in a recipe posted that Nigella makes a banoffee cheesecake pie and would love to make it for my husband. We live in China so I have some of your books that I have schlepped all the way here from the States but the recipe is not in any one of them.. could you please post it and help me?! Bannoffee pie is his favourite and I just think that if you add the cheesecake it would be heavenly Many thanks Claudia

    I have tried the recipe in "Domestic Goddess" for Banana Muffins (p219) twice and it has been a failure both times. Is there a printing error? My copy makes no mention of eggs or milk. Can you help? Ladybird.

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  • Brown/Muscovado vs White Granulated Sugar

    May I know what is the difference in using brown sugar and white sugar in baking? Is this going to affect the texture of the cake? Thank you!  

    Is there any difference between muscovado and white sugar? Rinda

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  • Baking a Cake in Normal Ovens & Fan Ovens

    Please let me know the time and temperature i need to set for a normal cake?  

    Could you tell me please if it's wise to turn down the temperature 20 centigrade when I'm baking in a fan oven? I find that sometimes when I bake in my oven my food comes out a little different from when I bake in a conventional oven. I have used a conventional oven around a friends house with a few of Nigella's recipes, and they come out perfect. However, at home, they don't seem to pack that punch. Many Thanks, Nathalie

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  • Cocoa Powder in Book Photo & Red Letter Mugs

    Hello! there is a tin of cocoa powder in the picture illustrating the Irish Cream Tiramisu recipe from Express (p134-5). Could you please tell me what the brand is? Thanks! 

    I have seen Nigella using a cream mug with a large letter N in red on it; where did she get this from?

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  • Storing Moonblush Tomatoes

    I have made Nigella's "Moonblush Tomatoes" (Nigella Express, p127) and was wondering what the best way to store them would be, and how long for?

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  • Icing The Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

    I love the Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake (Feast, p269), but was wondering would it be dense enough to take a fondant covering along with a few fondant decorations? Absolutely love Nigella's recipes! Thank you so much.

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  • Chickpea & Chorizo Stew/Buttermilk Chicken

    I watched a show on TV where Nigela cooked a Chickpea & Chorizo Stew with couscous, but can not find the receipe anywhere. Could you please let me know where to find it? Thanks, Jim

    I'm looking for a recipe Nigella once made with chicken, marinated in buttermilk. She made it in an episode in which she also made a coleslaw with pecans, hokey pokey, and rocky road bars. Now, those recipes I've found, but the one with chicken is unfindable. Can you help me out? Eva

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  • Duck Recipe

    I cooked the Roast Duck Legs and Potatoes recipe from Nigella - Kitchen (p388). The recipe states oven 200C and cook for 2 hours. The duck was over-cooked. Is the oven temperature wrong or is the 2 hours cooking time incorrect? Please advise.

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