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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

  • 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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  • Nigella's Cookware

    I just love the black cookware that Nigella uses. It is so pretty and it can go from stove to table easily. Could you tell me who the manufacturer is and where I could purchase it? I also love her copper casserole that does not have handles. She makes the duck legs and potatoes in it. 

    Just been catching up on series 1 episode 6 of Nigellisma and wondering where the green casserole pan as well as the cast iron pan for the peacans is from? Many thanks, Bgavani

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  • Nigella's Stove Top

    Dear Nigella team, I would like to know what brand and if possible which model of gas stove Nigella uses in the series 'Nigella Bites'?

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  • Pigs In Blankets Baking Time

    I want to make some Pigs (pork chipolatas) In Blankets (puff pastry). Just want to check if I need to cook the sausages first? I thought the cooking time might be enough for the pastry but not for the meat. Thanks, Homework

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  • No Churn Coffee Ice Cream Yield

    Made the No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream recently and it was delicious, however it didn't make enough for two 500ml containers (as stated in the recipe). I used a small hand mixer, would it have made a difference if I had used a stand alone mixer and balloon whisks. Thanks, Terry Taylor   

    Which espresso liquer does Nigella use for the No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream recipe? Thanks, Thornes.

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  • Olive Oil Colour Changing

    Why does olive oil change colour when frozen?

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  • White Wine Vinegar In Red Velvet Cupcakes

    Can I use white wine vinegar instead of cider vinegar when making Nigella's Red Velvet Cupcakes?

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  • Freezing Nutella Cake

    Can I freeze this cake? If so, for how long? Thank you.

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