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Kitchen Queries

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

  • Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake Traybake

    Can you use the recipe for the Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake to make a tray bake successfully? Thanks.

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  • Alcohol For No Churn Coffee Ice Cream

    Hello! Can I do away with the liqueur in the Coffee Ice Cream? This is my first time making it and it is meant for a group of people who might not appreciate it. Thanks for the help!

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  • Freezing Instant Chocolate Mousse

    Is it possible to freeze your Instant Chocolate Mousse? I am looking for a recipe for a future event and may have to make up to 70 of them!

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  • Pearl Sugar

    Pearl sugar is wonderful on top of muffins and loaf cakes but I cannot see it in supermarkets or shops near me (Northern Ireland). Does anyone know where I can buy it? I can order it online but am trying to keep costs to a minimum so postage needs to be free.

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  • Golden Syrup Substitute

    Hello I am looking forward to making a cake recipe that asks for 3 tablespoons of golden syrup, which I don't have and can't get at the moment. Do you know if honey works well as a substitute in cakes? 

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  • Recipe Amounts In Cups

    I don't know how to convert grams to American cups, tablespoons, teaspoons, etc. Grams don't convert to ounces easily. I'd like to try some of Nigella's recipes, but can't translate the amounts. Can you help?

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  • Larger Chocolate Fruit Cake

    I have baked the Chocolate Fruit Cake a few times and it has always been amazing. I need to bake it again - but this time I need to make a 10 inch instead of the usual 8 inch. What extra should I add by way of ingredients and time to ensure the cake is just as delicious?

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  • Whole Candied Peel

    Unfortunately Sundora has been bought up by Whitworth and they have discontinued the whole candied peel line. Is there any equivalent for sale that you know of? Sainsbury and Waitrose no longer sell it as it is no longer available from the manufacturer.

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