Log in Register

Follow Nigella on: Facebook Twitter Vimeo Pinterest

Need some help in the kitchen? Try a quick search first.

You never know, your query may have been answered already.

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!

Submit your query

Please note, we are only able to answer questions selected for publication and aren't able to enter into personal correspondence.

Latest Queries

  • Easy Sticky Toffee Pudding Method

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

    Read The Answer
  • 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!

    Read The Answer
  • 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!

    Read The Answer
  • 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

    Read The Answer
  • Scotch Pancakes With Buttermilk

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

    Read The Answer
  • Cocoa for Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

    Can I use Dutch process cocoa for the Chocolate Olive Oil Cake?

    Read The Answer
  • Freezing And Storing Mini Pavlovas

    Hi I've made miniature versions of the Mini Pavlovas (about 4cm in diameter). How long can they be stored for or, alternatively, can I freeze them? Many thanks Emma

    Read The Answer
  • Brocoli And Stilton Soup

    Hi, I made Nigella's Broccoli And Stilton Soup for the first time today. I don't know where I went wrong, but if feel it needs to be thicker. Any help please? Thanks.

    Read The Answer

Remember you can use the search bar to delve through our Kitchen Queries archives.