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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

  • 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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  • Cider For Mustard Pork Chops

    I used Stella Cidre in the Mustard Pork Chops recipe and my sauce tasted very harsh & tart. What I do wrong ?

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  • Flan Recipe For Creme Brulee

    I have been making the gorgeous Flan recipe from Nigella Express and I really like (no, love!) the custard. Could I bake it without the caramel underneath and then brulee the top to create an easy Creme Brulee? Thanks, Jane.

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  • Warming Clementine Cake

    I understand that Clementine Cake can be frozen quite successfully. What is the best way to serve warm after defrosting?

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  • Whipping Cream Instead Of Double Cream

    Hi! Is it possible for me to use whipping cream instead of double cream? If so, how much should I use? Also, if I want to replace the vanilla pods with vanilla extract, how much should I use?

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  • Fish Stock For Keralan Curry

    Please can you tell me what the fish concentrate used by Nigella in the Keralan Curry is and where I might find it? Perhaps there is a substitute I can use? Many thanks Terry.

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