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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

  • Crisp Chicken Cutlets

    I made the the Crisp Chicken Cutlets from Nigella's Kitchen book. They turned out very nicely except for the fact that the crumb didn't want to stay on the chicken. It would either stick to the pan or just fall off while cooking. Do you have any tips to keep the crumb on the chicken?

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  • Christmas Pudding - Stir-Up Sunday

    I always make the Ultimate Christmas Pudding for my family on Christmas day and they LOVE it. So this year I want to make smaller ones to give as Christmas presents to the family members we won't be seeing. Probably in 1lb sizes or smaller. I just wondered about the time they would require to be steamed for on day of making and on Christmas day. Because I'm sure that the 5hrs initially plus 3 hrs on Christmas day would be far to much for smaller ones. Many Thanks.

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  • Shortcut Sausage Meatballs

    I love Nigella's Shortcut Sausage meatballs from her new book and make it both for myself and the 3 boys I nanny for. Is there any point in the recipe that I can freeze it? Many thanks Jo

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  • Bakeware in India

    Hi, I bought a couple of Nigella's cookbooks which mention various websites from which one can order bakeware, ingredients etc. However, most of these sites do not deliver outside the UK. Are there any websites you recommend that are economical and also deliver to India? Many ingredients and also bakeware are not available in India so I would love to know where I can order them online. Thanks.

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  • Weighing Condensed Milk

    How do I weigh out 175g/6oz condensed milk for Nigella's One-Step No Churn Coffee Ice Cream (from Nigellissima)? I have just made a batch and guessed at the amount from the 397g tin. Thank you.

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  • Preparing Early For Thanksgiving

    I'm hosting Thanksgiving on Saturday (doesn't really work on a Thursday in the UK) and am going to make the chestnut stuffing and the gingerbread stuffing from Feast. How far ahead of time could I make these? Thanks.

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  • Spiced Pumpkin Chutney

    I made the Spiced Pumpkin Chutney yesterday from Nigella's Kitchen book. After looking at the jars this morning I noticed some tiny air pockets in each one. Will this be a problem?

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  • Thanksgiving Turkey

    With Nigella's Spiced and Superjuicy Roast Turkey recipe can the brined bird be cooked in a roasting bag to keep the juices surrounding the bird?

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