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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

  • Baking Tins

    Hello, I have always been confused with what kind of baking tin to use for cakes, pastries and breads. Does it make any difference whether you use non stick, silicone, or aluminium ones? if so please can you put me on the right track so I know in future. I was wondering if say a dark non stick baking tray would make my pastry darker on the bottom rather than a light aluminium one? I look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks Judy

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  • Anglo Italian Trifle Without Eggs

    Hi, I don't like to use raw eggs and wondered how I can make the Anglo-Italian Trifle without them? Could I mix the mascarpone with custard? Thank you

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  • Alternative To Apple Juice For Chicken And Ribs

    What could I use instead of apple juice for the Maple Chicken N Ribs?

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  • Easy Sticky Toffee Pudding Method

    Me-not-a-cook, baffled by the part two of the Easy Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe. Any help?

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  • Refrigerated Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova

    Hello, I made the Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova the other night and it went down a treat with me and the boyfriend. We ate half of it in the first sitting! I went on to cover the remainder of it with a glass dome and left it in the fridge overnight for the following day. To my disappointment it became awfully soggy and deflated. Any tips on how to store any leftovers of the pavlova to keep its freshness? Many thanks!

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  • Mini Meatloaves Without Oats

    Hi, can I substitute the oats in the Mini Meatloaves recipe? I have a family member who cannot eat oats. Thanks!

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  • Cornbread Topped Chilli

    I want to make the Cornbread Topped Chilli for 30 people for my daughter's wedding. Will it turn out ok if I use one and a half times the ingredients or should I just double the quantities? Many thanks, Dawn

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  • Scotch Pancakes With Buttermilk

    Can I use 150ml of buttermilk instead of using the milk and vinegar in Nigella's Scotch Pancake recipe?

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