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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

  • Slow Roasted Chicken With Chicken Breasts

    I have skinless chicken breasts. Can I still do the Slow Roasted Garlic And Lemon Chicken recipe and are there any cooking adjustments you would recommend? Thank you!

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  • Bicarbonate Of Soda In Hokey Pokey

    I had the humidity problem making the Hokey Pokey, which turned it sticky. However my hokey pokey tasted overwhelmingly like bicarbonate soda. The taste was terrible - am I doing something wrong? Should I use less baking soda?

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  • Cream Cheese Substitute For London Cheesecake

    Is it possible to replace the cream cheese with ricotta in the London Cheesecake?

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  • Bailey's Instant Chocolate Mousse

    Hi, I wanted to include Bailey's in the beautiful Instant Chocolate Mousse by Nigella. When do you think I should add it in? Will any of the ingredients change if I add this? Thank You so much.

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  • Pan For Easy Almond Cake

    Hello, I was planning to bake the Easy Almond Cake out of How to Be a Domestic Goddess and I don't have a 25cm tube pan. Looking everywhere, I have been unsuccessful in finding one. May I use a bundt pan instead? I do have a 23cm tube pan however, but the capacity with obviously be definitely too small. May I please have some advice on this? Thanks

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  • Crumbly Lemon Polenta Cake

    I have a gluten allergy and am always looking to try new recipes. I have tried the lemon Polenta Cake recipe twice and the cake always falls apart. Would you suggest I add 200 gms of polenta too? I use the fine polenta, is that the cause?

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  • Apple Puree For Apple And Almond Cake

    Do you have a weight for the apple puree used in the Apple And Almond cake? I have some apple puree that I would like to use. Thanks

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  • Sinking Meringues

    Help! I can't seem to get my Mini Pavlovas to rise. They are flat and seem to sink. what am I doing wrong?

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