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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

  • Chocolate Fudge Wedding Cake

    I am getting married on 29th December and I would like to make a chocolate fudge cake wedding cake. I always make the one in Nigella Bites (p47), so this is definitely a tried and tested one for me. However, I wanted to do a tiered cake for 120 guests, the recipe in Nigella Bites is for an 8 inch cake, would you be able to tell the me quantities and the timings/oven temperatures to bake a 10 inch and a 6 inch version of this cake? 

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  • Freezing Rocky Road Bars

    Is it possible to freeze Nigella's Rocky Road Crunch Bars (from Nigella Express)?

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  • Flan

    I love the Flan recipe in Nigella Express (p244) - I have made it several times to my guests delight. I am just back from America where I tasted a coconut flan in a Mexican restaurant and it was amazing. I just wondered if substituting the evaporated milk for coconut milk would work?

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  • Gammon Ham in Slow Cooker

    Hi Nigella and Team, can I cook a piece of gammon ham in my slow cooker? If so, for how long? I'm thinking of cooking Nigella's Ham in Coca Cola this way.

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  • Alternative for Basil

    I know everyone raves about it, but I hate fresh basil. What would you suggest as an alternative?

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  • Hokey Pokey Rainbow

    Hi! I love making Nigella's Hokey Pokey and i was just wondering if you can make hokey pokey in different colours, to use as decoration on cupcakes. Thank you, Carl

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  • Thick Cream or Double Cream

    What does Nigella you mean when she writes in a recipe "thick cream or double cream"? Thank you so much !

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  • Candied Chestnuts

    Hi, I saw one of Nigella's TV programmes, I don't recall which episode it was, where Nigella was in her pantry and she picked up a tin of gold wrapped chestnuts. What is the brand? I'd like to order them online. Also, there was another episode when she made a dessert from a sort of chestnut paste which she scooped out of a tin can into a martini glass. She then topped it with some whipped cream. Again, what is the name of that brand? It looked absolutely delicious! Thank you! Amanda

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