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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

  • Birthday Custard Sponge Metric Measurements

    Hi, I am in Australia and unfortunately have the US version of Nigella's books. So how many grams would a stick of butter be as this is specified in the Birthday Custard Sponge recipe? Thanks!

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  • Hokey Pokey Science

    I would like to make Hokey Pokey with our youth group of twelve year olds. Before I do, please could you andwer the following questions? How long does it take to set? I will have to do the whole thing from start to finish in about an hour and a half. What temperature should the mixture be at (so I can be sure I don't mess it up!)? What chemical process is taking place when it wooshes up, so I don't look an idiot for not knowing if they ask me?

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  • Eggs And Flour In Clementine Cake

    Can I reduce the amount of eggs used in the Clementine Cake? I have a slight allergy to eggs and although I eat them 6 may be too many. Thank you. 

    The Clementine Cake receipe needs grounded almonds. Is there anything else I can use other than that to make the cake?

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  • Freezing Leftover Keralan Curry

    I have some leftover Keralan Fish Curry (hard to believe, I know) and was wondering whether it is possible to freeze this for future re-heating?

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  • Chocolate Guinness Cake For A Crowd

    Hi, I want to make Nigella's Chocolate Guinness cake for at least 30 people. How do I change the measurements?

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  • Easy Salads

    Do you have any suggestions for easy salads that will appeal to children?

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  • Butterscotch Sauce For Ice Cream Cake

    Hi, is the Ice Cream Cake best served with the butterscotch sauce warm or cold? I'm not sure if the sauce should be reheated just before serving. Thank you.

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  • Volume Measurements For Hokey Pokey

    I'm trying to make the Hokey Pokey, however I live in Japan and as such don't have access to British volume measuring spoons. What would be the measurement volumes in ml for 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon as used in the Hokey Pokey recipe?

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