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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

  • Lemon Curd and Passionfruit Curd

    How do I make lemon curd at home?   

    Could you tell me the measurement in millilitres (mls) for juice for the Passion Fruit Curd recipe in Domestic Goddess (p344). You say 11 passion fruit, but I use passionfruit nectar, so need to measure it. Thanks, Sangoy.

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  • Preserved Lemons/Limes - Domestic Goddess

    I am planning to make a few of the jam recipes from How To Be a Domestic Goddess. I also want to try my hand at the preserved lemon but wanted to find out the shelf life before I start. Whats the reccomendation?

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  • Nigella's Round Roasting Pan & Colander

    I love the section in Nigella Kitchen where she goes through her must-haves, with regards to helpful kitchen tools. I'm intrigued by the round 11 inch roasting pan that she mentions, but have no idea what sort would be the most beneficial - enameled cast iron, stainless steel? If she's got a good one, I'd love to buy it. Cheers, Erin  

    Hello I am living in Australia and i would love to purchase the cream colander that is seen in a lot of Nigella's cooking shows. Could you please tell me where I can purchase one from. Many Thanks Allison

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  • Damson Jam - Not Setting

    Further to the query you already have about damson jam, I made a big batch of it last night and it has not set. Could it be that I spent too long sifting out the stones while it was bubbling away and it has gone past the setting point? Is there anything I can do now please??

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  • Freezing Tinned Figs

    Hi, could you tell me if it is possible to freeze tinned figs? I have been given a great big tin of these and I would hate to waste any. Thanks so much for your help.

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  • Ground Almond Flour

    Lots of cake receipes say to use this along with normal flour but I don't like almonds! Will using it make the the cake taste of almonds? Thanks, Beccy

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  • Burnt Chilli Jam

    I tried to make the chilli jam tonight and it sadly burnt! After you add the chillis and peppers it says bring to the boil and boil rollocking for 10 mins, well, I only boiled it for 7 and disaster struck. Anyone help please as I need to make some for a competition in 10 days time. Thanks, Ian

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  • Nigella's Gold Cutlery & Alphabet Bowl

    Hi, I love the gold cutlery and serving spoons that Nigella uses in the Kitchen TV series. May I know where can I get them?  

    Hi, in the latest show on TLC (India) I saw Nigella use an alphabetical serving bowl to serve some nuts. Please could you let me know where this comes from. Arpita.

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