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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

  • Nigella's Plate Stand

    In Nigella's kitchen in her TV show NIgella Bites has a plate stand which is hung just above the wash basin. I am in Munbai and have been trying to find something similar. I've looked in Dubai and my husband keeps travelling so if you know where I may be able to get a similar one I would be very grateful! Thank you, Anamika

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  • Crisp Cheesecake Crust

    I have made both baked and non-baked versions of cheesecakes. Though I blind baked the biscuit crumb layer, it still becomes soggy after setting the whole cheesecake in the refrigerator overnight. Is there any way to keep the base more crisp? Also baking it blind makes it difficult to slice the cheesecake easily. Any advice?

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  • Chocolate Fudge Cake In Advance

    I am thinking of making Nigella's Chocolate Fudge Cake for my son's wedding. I am doing two cakes, one madeira and the other chocolate fudge. As I will not be able to make either of these too far ahead and I will still have to decorate them can you tell me if this would keep well for say three days?

    How long will Nigella's Chocolate Fudge Cake keep for? Thanks, Ipfishburn.

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  • Marmalade Pudding Cake

    Hi, would love to try Nigella's Marmalde Pudding Cake but I only have a 22cm square dish. Could the cake be made in this or should I invest in a 25cm one as stated in recipe? Thanks.

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  • Tarragon Chicken

    I saw Nigella, on Nigella Kitchen, earlier this week, on Food Channel I think, cooking Tarragon Chicken and have not been able to find the recipe on either the Food Channel website or on her own website. Is it available online please?

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  • Slow Roasted Pork Belly

    Hello there from New Zealand! I am going to make them Nigella's Slow Roasted Pork Belly, which looks amazing! Could you please tell me if the oven should be set to "fan-forced" or just "bake"? Fan-forced/fan-baked can end up cooking things a lot faster than just "bake" so I want to make sure I get the right setting. No one likes dry pork! Thanks a million! Kim

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  • Sticky Toffee Pudding

    Can I use demerara sugar instead of dark muscovado sugar in the Sticky Toffee Pudding? I have a lot of demerara sugar at home and don't want to waste it. Regards Jasmine

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  • Chocolate Sauce For Churros

    Hi, I'm Payal. I live in India and I can't find golden syrup and double cream to make the chocolate dipping sauce for Nigella's churros recipe. Is there anything else I can use?

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