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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

  • Chocolate Sheet Cake Queries

    The Chocolate Sheet Cake sounds delicious! Do you think it would take well to gluten free flour because the batter is so wet?  

    Thank you for the wonderful Sheet Cake recipe. One question - can I make this in a microwave? Pooja.

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  • Flourless Chocolate Lime Cake

    Hi, I've just made the Flourless Chocolate Lime Cake but there seemed way too much mixture to fit in my round 23cm tin. I wonder if I whisked it up too much? Would this have made a difference?

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  • How Long Can Love Buns Keep For

    Hello, I would like to check how long can Love Buns be made in advance? Do they keep well?

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  • Cabbage For New Orleans Coleslaw

    Hello, goddess lady and team! In the New Orleans coleslaw recipe, by "white cabbage", do you mean Napa cabbage, the kind-of-ruffly kind? Thanks for all you do, Kevin

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  • Flat Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova

    I made the Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova and there were squeals of joy from the kids! It tasted great but it was flat, i.e. it didn't have the nice fluffy meringue texture I was expecting. Any thoughts about why it sunk after cooling down? 

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  • Chocolate Sheet Cake

    Hi, Thank you very much for the Chocolate Sheet Cake recipe. I was wondering if this cake freezes well? I make treats for my children's school lunch on the weekends and pop them in the freezer for when I need them. I love that you can convert to cup measurements! Thank you.

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  • Tropical Chocolate Cake Refrigeration and Rum

    I would like to know if Nigella's Tropical Chocolate Cake can be kept in fridge? Thank you.  

    Is there a good substitute for rum in the Tropical Chocolate Cake? Thanks, abidfatima

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  • Courgette Cake With Marrows

    I have a glut of rather large marrows and would like to use these as a substitute for courgettes in Flora's Courgette Cake. Obviously I have to peel it because the skin is too thick to be edible, but could you tell me if it would work as well as the normal courgettes would? Thanks

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