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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

  • Banana Bread US Quantities

    Hello! I have bought "How to be a domestic Goddess" book a few years ago and baked many of lovely cakes from this book. I've found this site by chance recently. I wonder why Banana Bread has different amount of some ingredients between this page and the book? I followed my book to make the bread and I got a wonderful result. I don't want to change any amount for the ingredients. Have you updated this bread recipe? Thank you. Koko

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  • Salty Pancake Mix

    We just made Nigella's Instant Pancake Mix and it seems salty. Is it meant to be like that?

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  • Chocolate For Babycakes

    In Nigella's Molten Chocolate Babycakes could you let me know if I can use 55% cocoa solid dark chocolate or 70%?

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  • Storing Chilli Jam

    Made the Chilli Jam last night and it's fab! Any recommendation on how to store it and how long it keeps?

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  • Flourless Chocolate Brownies Without Almonds

    What might be a good alternative for ground almonds in the Flourless Choclate Brownies recipe? Unfortunately I am allergic to almonds and wheat. Thanks!

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  • Minestrone in Minutes Tomato Sauce

    Hi! If you don't have or eat jars of ready made pasta sauce what can you use instead to add flavour to the Minestrone In Minutes? Thanks.

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  • Nigella's Pus Recipe For Halloween

    I would like to make Nigella's Pus recipe for Halloween. But just to be sure, do jelly packets mean Jello?

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  • Chocolate Guinness Cake With Tea

    I love the Chocolate Guinness Cake but wondered if the Guinness could be substituted with a tea like assam or early grey? Thanks

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