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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

  • Cooking Time For Smaller Chocolate Pudding

    If I only wanted to make half the recipe for the Chocolate Pudding With Hot Chocolate Sauce, to fit a one and half pint pudding basin. How long would I need to steam it?

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  • Mini Chocolate Fruit Cakes

    I was thinking of making the Chocolate Fruit Cake from Nigella Christmas in time for Xmas as part of a gift hamper, but I was wondering if I could do it in cupcake form using gold foil cases. Can I bake and freeze a few days in advance? Also I was going to do the Gorgeously Golden Fruit Cake in the same way. Any tips on length of cooking, oven temperature and storing would be helpful. Many thanks and looking forward to new show! Joanne.

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  • Freezing Cherry Cheesecake

    Hello! I'd like to know if the Cherry Cheesecake can be frozen.

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  • Autumnal Birthday Cake Pans

    The recipe for the Autumnal Birthday Cake doesn't say what size cake tin to use. Can you help please? Vanessa

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  • Cookbook Collection

    I love the new look of Nigella's cookbook series, but I cannot find them on Amazon in the US. Where are these available for purchase outside the UK?

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  • Chillies For Chilli Jam

    Hello, could I use frozen chillies in the Chilli Jam? Thank you.

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  • Birthday Custard Sponge Icing

    Hi, I am planning to make the Birthday Custard Sponge but do not have golden syrup. Would the icing be fine if I just left it out? Or could I use a substitute, such as honey? Thanks!

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  • Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova

    Can the Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova be made a couple of days in advance if stored in an airtight container? Many thanks.

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