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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

  • Storing Rosewater Hearts

    The Rosewater Hear cokies look yum! How long do they last for?

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  • Vinegar For Chocolate Sheet Cake

    What vinegar should be used in the Chocolate Sheet Cake recipe, please? Ordinary white distilled household vinegar, or is it best with a specific type, e.g. malt, cider, red wine, white wine etc. Thank you in advance.

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  • Freezing Dessert With Double Cream

    Hi, last week Nigella's recipe for whipping double cream with meringue and fruit was on TV and I followed the recipe but then noticed it says not to freeze on the cream carton? Is this simply because double cream usually doesn't freeze well or does freezing cream make you ill? It's all in the freezer but I want to check it'll be ok before eating!

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  • Nigella Recipe With Small Pasta Beads

    Hi, I saw Nigella make a type of risotto using pasta beads instead of rice. Where can I find the recipe?

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  • Coffee Ice Cream Made In A Machine

    I realize that I am not required to use an ice cream maker for the No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream recipe but will it ruin it if I do?

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  • Wok And Platter

    Hello Nigella Team, can you please tell me where Nigella got the red platter which she uses for her Christmas gingerbread? Also, in her Nigellissima series she uses a black wok to cook squid with marjoram. Where did she get this because its exactly what I am after but can't find anywhere! Many thanks, Tara

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  • Chocolate Buttons

    Hello! Details of stockists of Monrgomery Moore chocolate buttons would be appreciated.

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  • Tin for Vanilla Shortbread

    I made the Vanilla Shortbread but managed only to get 18 small squares from the mixture. Does the Swiss roll tin have standard dimensions? My Swiss roll tin may be smaller as I thought the shortbread was a tad too thick, but it was still very tasty.

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