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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

  • Freezing Scones

    I've baked 160 of Nigella's scones for a tea in 2 days time. Tonight I wrapped the frozen scones in foil in packages of 10, then put each package into a freezer bag. We will reheat them before serving. My concern is - will they develop moisture in the plastic bag? Would they get soggy? Awful thought!

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  • No Churn Coffee Ice Cream Too Firm

    I have made the No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream recipe several times but it always freezes solid. Please advise how to make it soft.

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  • Large Red Velvet Cake

    Hi! I am going to make a red velevet cake instead of the cupcakes. My question is what is the cream cheese used? I.e. is it mascarpone or other? Thanks!

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  • Larger Marzipan Fruit Cake

    I would like to make a bigger Marzipan Fruit Cake (approx 23cm tin). Do you have any tips on increasing the ingredients? Thank you

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  • Mozzarella Cheese

    When Nigella states "not buffalo mozzarella" please tell me what to use as the only other readily available one is a quite plastic ball! Could I substitute baby bocconcini? It sounds as though there is a "wet" mozzarella out there!

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  • Cooking Sambuca Kisses

    I love making and eating the Sambuca Kisses. However, I cook them in rapeseed oil and find a rather unpleasant after-taste. Which type of oil would you recommend for cooking them? Thank you.

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  • Cappuccino Pavlova Cracking

    My Cappucino Pavlova meringue looked fine until about twenty minutes after I had turned the oven off, then it spread out and became thinner and cracked at the sides. Can you tell me where I went wrong?

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  • Freezing Cookies

    I made Nigella's Chocolate Chip Cookies and they are amazing, but I made too many (eyes too big for my stomach!). What happens if you freeze cookies, is this possible?

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