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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

  • Egg Sizes

    I have a cake recipe that needs three large eggs but what do I do if I only have medium eggs?

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  • No Fuss Fruit Tart Base

    Hi all, I recently cooked the No Fuss Fruit Tart from Kitchen (p177), but found that the base was far too dry and did not set. I was using the commonly available arrowroot biscuits in Australia (375g, as per the recipe), as an an equivalent to "digestive biscuits". Just wondering if the biscuit I was using was incorrect, or the 75g butter amount is incorrect. The filling was very nice, by the way!

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  • Brownies Problem

    I made brownies for the first time a couple of weeks ago and they came out perfectly. The top was glossy and cracked and looked just like the picture. But I have made them twice since and done exactly the same thing but they just look lumpy. They taste lovely but don't look very nice. What am I doing wrong?

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  • Bundt Pan Recipes

    Hi, my new bundt pan has just arrived, and it's gorgeous! I can't wait to bake but I need some receipes for it!  I thought I could just use regular cake recipes. Please can you let me know which of Nigella's books have bundt recipes them in so I can find them. Thank you Bina

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  • Egg and Gelatine Replacements

    Hi, I was wondering if you could suggest  a replacement for eggs in desserts (my mother doesn't eat eggs) and also one for gelatine? Thank you!

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  • Looking For Chocolate Bar Recipe

    Hi Nigella! You recently did a recipe for chocolate squares that had Crunchie bars crushed into the chocolate. I have searched your site but cannot find this lovely treat, please help! Thanks, Jeannie  

    I'm looking for a recipe Nigella made on her TV show. It contained golden syrup, chocolate, salted peanuts, crushed chocolate bars and butter. Can you help? I would love to make it. Thank you, MissRobin

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  • Marmite Butter

    If I mix Marmite and butter together, as Nigella does in How To Eat (p505), how long will it last in the fridge?

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  • Stainless Steel Pot For Ham

    Hi Nigella! Thanks for all the great food inspiration you share. I really enjoy your recipies. I have just seen your Christmas program from 2009, when you cooked the aromatic Christmas ham. You used a very nice convex shaped stainless pot. I would be very glad if you could tell me the brand name for that beautiful stainless pot. Looking forward to hear from you. Ciao from Asa in Stockholm. 

    Hi Nigella and team. I have joyfully tried out the recipe for the ginger glazed ham for Christmas dinner to accompany the goose my father in law cooked and I am very happy to say that it tasted fantastic. Thank you for the wonderful easy recipe! Unfortunately the stock pot that I had was a bit too small and for the entire cooking time I was forced to keep turning it to ensure it cooked evenly. To avoid having to do that every time I go to cook it, I wanted to get the pot that Nigella uses to cook her other hams in the series. However I am having a very hard time trying to find a stockist for it in the UK. Would you be so kind as to help me out in locating one so that I can make this recipe without it requiring my attention every 5 minutes? Kind Regards, Amanda

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