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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

  • Chocolate Pudding With Different Milk

    Hello, I really really love the Chocolate Pudding dessert. Is there any chance I could switch the full cream milk with the skim one? Also, if it is possible, is there any alteration to the recipe? Thank you!

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  • First Time Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

    I'm baking a cake for the first time and would like to try the Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake. But the cake seems too big for 4 people hence I would like to make a smaller one. Would it be okay to use half the measurements of all ingredients for half a size of the cake?Please do let me know. 

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  • Layered Chocolate Guinness Cake

    I am making an Irish theme cake and would like to use the Chocolate Guinness Cake to do this but as I will need to use 2 cakes to make it tall enough I was wondering what the best flavour of icing to use between the layers? I will be covering the cakes with a vanilla fondant. Thank you

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  • Storing Rosewater Hearts

    The Rosewater Hear cokies look yum! How long do they last for?

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  • Vinegar For Chocolate Sheet Cake

    What vinegar should be used in the Chocolate Sheet Cake recipe, please? Ordinary white distilled household vinegar, or is it best with a specific type, e.g. malt, cider, red wine, white wine etc. Thank you in advance.

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  • Freezing Dessert With Double Cream

    Hi, last week Nigella's recipe for whipping double cream with meringue and fruit was on TV and I followed the recipe but then noticed it says not to freeze on the cream carton? Is this simply because double cream usually doesn't freeze well or does freezing cream make you ill? It's all in the freezer but I want to check it'll be ok before eating!

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  • Nigella Recipe With Small Pasta Beads

    Hi, I saw Nigella make a type of risotto using pasta beads instead of rice. Where can I find the recipe?

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  • Coffee Ice Cream Made In A Machine

    I realize that I am not required to use an ice cream maker for the No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream recipe but will it ruin it if I do?

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