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Kitchen Queries

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

  • 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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  • Christmas Pudding Basin

    Hi Nigella Team, I am making a few Christmas puddings for friends and family. I had made two today and I used plastic pudding basins. I have two of the enamel pudding basins, is it ok to use these as well? I am a little worried being metal - they will be maturing for five months! Thanks in advance Mark

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  • Old Fashioned Chocolate cake

    Nigella's Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake recipe uses a food processor. Can I use the creaming method to make the cake instead? Please advise. Thanks, Amy

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  • Recipe Search

    Hello, can you please let me know what pea and pancetta recipe was made by Nigella and featured on the Saturday Kitchen TV show on BBC 1?

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