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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

  • Nigella's Chocolate Dessert

    Hello, once in a TV show Nigella made a delicious desssert of scrumbled chocolate cake with cherry in a big crystal glass. I could never find this recipe. Could you help me to find it? Thanks and hope to get this special recipe. Greetings from Brazil.

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  • Slow Cooker

    Hi there. I have a 6.5 litre slow cooker, and usually use it for lamb and beef stews. The problem I have is when attempting to thicken my stews. As the slow cooker I have is on auto, I find that when I add cornstarch as my thickening agent, it doesn't thicken at all. I have tried transferring some of the liquid to a sauce pan and heating it up on high, but it makes the sauce too thick. Do you have any suggestions? Many thanks, Eve Attwell

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  • Italian Christmas Pudding Cake

    I followed the recipe for Nigella's Italain Christmas PUdding Cake, but the mixture would not thicken. Eventually I beat it for so long it separated and I had to throw it all away. Why did it not work? I used all the ingredients as described and Elmlea double cream. Thanks

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  • Amaretti Morbidi

    I have several packets of Amaretti Morbidi that I bought from an Italian place. I was wondering if you have any recipies using for them? Maybe a sponge like base for an Italian-style trifle?

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  • Peanut Butter In Cheesecake

    For Nigella's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake do you use natural smooth peanut butter or sweetened smooth peanut butter? Thanks!  

    For Nigella's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake, can I use natural peanut butter or Skippy-like peanut butter? Mmgareau.

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  • Chicken And Ribs

    I am making Nigella's Maple Chicken and Ribs and would like to know what it to serve with it please? Thank you, Anne

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  • Flat Griddle

    I was wondering where Nigella got her flat stove top griddle she uses? I can only find one with ridges. Thanks!

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  • Cupcakes

    Hi, I love to make cupcakes for my family following any new recipes I get. Unfortunately, the cupcakes that I make always come out too dense and not fluffy enough. What should I do to make them lighter? I particularly love Nigella's "Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins". Thank you.

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