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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

  • Slow Roasted Shoulder Of Pork

    I would like to cook the Slow-Roasted Aromatic Shoulder Of Pork from Nigella Bites. But the largest piece of pork shoulder my butcher has is 7.5kg Will it still take 24 hours to cook or should I apportion the cooking time? It has the bone on.   

    Hi there! I'm planning on cooking the Slow Roasted Aromatic Shoulder of Pork from Nigella Bites this weekend for a dinner party. Can you advise if the size of pork shoulder in the recipe (9.5 kg) is bone in or out ? I need enough for 8 hungry foodies. Many thanks, MelD.

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  • Red Velvet Valentine Cupcakes

    I can' t find buttermilk here in Cyprus and i would like to make the Red Velvet cupcakes (from Kitchen). Should I substitute the same quantity with greek yogurt or make my own buttermilk with milk and lemon? Which alternative is best for this recipe?

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  • Chocolate in Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Can I use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate in Nigella's Chocolate Mousse Cake recipe? If so, would I need to reduce the amount of sugar used? Thanks.

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  • Creative Crepes

    Hi there! Much as my family loves pancakes with the traditional sugar and lemon, I was wondering if you have some more imaginative suggestions?

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  • Chocolate Sauce For Flourless Brownies

    Can I make the chocolate sauce for Nigella's Flourless Brownies a day ahead and warm up when needed? If so, what's the best way of warming the sauce please?

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  • Chocolate Cloud Cake

    Hi could you tell me if the base for Nigella's Chocolate Cloud Cake from Nigella Bites can be made one day in advance? Thanks! Catrina.

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  • Coffee Ice Cream Without Alcohol

    I was wondering if the No Churn Coffee Ice Cream could be made without alcohol, to make it suitable for children? Or would this ruin the recipe altogether?

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  • Storing Chocolate Cookies

    Dear Nigella Team, I am taking the Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies to a dinner party but need to make them 2 days in advance. What is the best way to store them? Thanks in advance and congratulations for the great website! Caterina

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