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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

  • Nuts For Nutella Cheesecake

    Hi, I wanted to try out the Nutella Cheesecake and wanted to know if there is an alternative to using hazelnuts?

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  • Baklava

    Should Nigella's Baklava be refrigerated? In the supermarket, some seems to be and some not. Online advice is also split. I can't see anything specific that should need refrigerating, except for the little bit of brushed on butter and I don't want the filo to go soft or chewy. I'd like it to keep as long as possible though. I thought I should ask. Thanks.

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  • Chocolate Orange Cake

    Hello! I absolutely love Nigella's Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake. I was just wondering how I can tweak this to make it a chocolate orange flavour? Many thanks Rebecca

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  • Chocolate Guinness Cake

    I have seen two conflicting things regarding the recipe for Chocolate Guinness Cake and I was wondering if you could clarify for me. Does it use large or medium eggs? And should the oven temperature be 180 or 170 degrees? Many thanks. Deane-Mae.

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  • No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream

    I Made the No-Churn Coffee Ince Cream and followed instructions as per the receipe. But after whisking it in the Kenwood, it does not stiffen - as shown in the You tube video or as described in the receipe. Instead, the fats seem to disintegrate from the mixture leaving the mixture rather watery. Am I doing anything I shouldn't? Thanks for your help.

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  • House Party Menu

    I am having a house warming party for 30+ people in cold Sydney and need advice on a tasty but well organised menu. My twin brother who was a great entertainer used to serve beef stroganoff or chilli con carne and a rare roast beef. I need advice especially for that walk in the door finger food and dessert. I am usually too ambitious and over cater so would really appreciate some help! Thanks, Julia

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  • Sticky Spicy Spare Ribs

    Hi, I just watched an episode of one of Nigella's shows where she made some chili and honey ribs that needed 1 hour and 30 minutes in the oven. I can´t find the recipe? Also on the show was Slut Red Rasberries In Chardonnay Jelly. Can you help me to find the recipe? Thanks, Julie

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  • Pumpkin Seed Oil

    I would like to make Nigella's Spinach, Avocado and Pumpkin Seed salad but I haven't been able to find pumpkin oil. what could I use as a substitute?

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