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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

  • 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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  • Chicken With Tomatoes And Peppers

    The Chicken With Tomatoes And Peppers in Nigellissima mentions Marsala as an ingredient. What sort of sherry could I use as a substitute? Thank you, Susan.

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  • Dairy, Gluten And Nut Free Cake

    Hello, I have my daughter in law coming to stay and she is gluten and dairy free, and my son has a nut allergy. Could I make the Lemon Polenta Cake and use something else instead of almonds? And are there any other recipes that would suit both their needs? Thank you, for much needed help, Sue 

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  • Different Wine For Muscat Jelly

    Could you use a different wine for Nigella's Blackberries In Muscat Jelly?

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  • Christmas Cake Liqueur

    Hi! Im' thinking about Christmas cake and I'm bored of brandy or rum. Would it be possible to use an orange liqueur instead? Many thanks.

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  • Smoked Trout Instead Of Smoked Haddock

    Nigella has some recipes that require smoked haddock. Unfortunately, in Australia, it can be hard to come by. Would it be possible to used hot-smoked trout instead? Thank you.

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