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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

  • Instant Pancakes Without Egg

    I have made up some of Nigella's Instant Pancake Mix and stored it. But I would like to make the pancakes up without using eggs. I was wondering what I should use and amounts? Thank you Natalie

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  • Gin And Tonic Jelly

    Hi there, I am a vegetarian, but still enjoy the libations of gin and tonic, and I was wondering if I could use agar agar powder in substitute for the gelatine? If so do you have any suggestions for the quantity?

     I want to make the Gin & Tonic Jelly, but I have a vegetarian who would be eating this. What substitute would you recommend for the gelatin and in what quantity? Mr Superspiceboy.

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  • Sicilian Vinegar Chicken

    Could I substitute cider vinegar for the red wine vinegar in the Sicilian Vinegar Chicken recipe?

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  • Wok And Black Utensil

    Hello Nigella team. I want to know where Nigella got her wok and black utensil from the show Nigellissima - she uses them all the time in the show. Please help. Thank you. From Nasimabegum- West Midlands.  

    In Nigellissima can you tell me where Nigella gets her black wok and black spatula from? Many thanks, Tazzle

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  • Crumbly Meatloaf

    Hello, I have made Ed's Mother's Meatloaf a few times now and it always falls apart when serving it. I leave it to rest as the recipe says but still it falls apart. Any ideas on how to remedy this?

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  • Peanut Butter Chips For Ice Cream Cake

    Hi, in the TV clip where Nigella is making the Ice Cream Cake, she says she buys her peanut butter morsels online. Could you give me the website please? I've made this with chocolate chips...delicious!! but since I'm a huge peanut butter geek, I'd love to try it. Many thanks

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  • Fresh Spinach For Spinach Coconut Soup

    I saw the Spinach And Coconut Soup recipe posted on facebook. I prefer to not use frozen spinach - it just reminds me of rather unpleasant tastes of my childhood (I like spinach but I detest frozen spinach). Is there a suggestion for subbing fresh spinach quantities for frozen? Thanks!

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  • Liquid Hokey Pokey

    Massive fail 3 times on this recipe! What am I doing wrong? The first time it frothed up beautifully with the bicarb but tasted like burnt sugar - not pleasant. Assuming I have overcooked it, the second time, I let it cook less but hardly any froth and just a runny liquid. 3rd time similar. The recipe says, let the sugar and syrup melt, then turn to goo then a bubbling mass. When it is in the pan, I have parts that are still yet to melt and parts that are already bubbling. Adjusting the heat doesn't seem to work. I love love love honeycomb and really want to make this!

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