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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

  • Reduced Fat Coffee Ice Cream

    Hi, I would like to know if it is possible to replace the double cream with reduced fat double cream in the No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream. Thank you, Gilberthe.

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  • Flour For Chocolate Guinness Cake

    I have noticed some recipes use self-raising flour, could I use self-raising in Nigella's recipe for Chocolate Guinness Cake instead of plain?

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  • Corn Oil For Chocolate Fudge Cake

    The Chocolate Fudge Cake recipe requires corn oil, can I substitute this for something else? If so what?

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  • Treacle Pudding Or Cake

    My "extra" Mom ( Mummy-sha) was British. She used to make Treacle Pudding with Lyle`s Golden Syrup. Do you have any recipes? Thank you! Kathy Dyer

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  • Devil's Food Cake Frosting

    Hi I've made this cake lots of times and it always turns out great. This time the cake is fine and the frosting was all shiny and glossy but just before I started to frost my cake the frosting has gone all lumpy. And has lost its shine! Any ideas how I can stop that from happening please? Thanks! 

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  • Replacing Eggs In Meatzza

    I recently found out that I have an allergy to eggs but would love to make the Meatzza. Is there anything I can use to replace them? Thanks, Wendy.

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  • Sauce For Mini Meatloves

    Hi, could you please tell me what I can use in the Mini Meatloaves instead of A.1 steak sauce? I am unable to buy the sauce. Many thanks.

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  • Easter Egg Nest Cake

    Hi, would like to make the Easter Egg Nest Cake as part of a relaxed Easter Sunday lunch and were wondering how much you can do ahead of time. Can I make the base the day before and store in an airtight container in a refrigerator (or is it better at room temperature?) and fill with cream and decorate just before serving?

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