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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

  • Lavender Cupcakes

    I love the Lavender Cupcakes from Domestic Goddess cookbook and have made them many times but not with the lavender. My kids love them too. So I want to make a whole cake with the recipe. Is that possible to just increase the ingredients?

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  • Buttermilk Substitute In Red Velvet Cupcakes

    Hi! I'm about to make Red Velvet Cupcakes and the recipe calls for buttermilk. I can't find it at the grocery, and I'm wondering can I use sour cream instead? Thanks!

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  • Sweetcorn Pudding

    I would like to cook the Sweetcorn Pudding from Nigella Bites but there are only 2 of us. Please can you tell me how to adapt the ingredients and cooking time and the size of container to cook it in. Thank you

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  • Double Cream For Netherlands

    I live in the Netherlands, and double cream or reduced cream are not available here. I am wondering what I could use in recipes that call for either of these?

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  • Cracked Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova

    I just made the Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova. However it is very cracked, deep cracks, to the point that I wouldn't want to serve it to anyone. It tastes amazing, but doesn't look so good. I have been making individual Chocolate Pavlovas for many years, and regular Pavlovas, without any problems at all. I followed the recipe exactly. Wondering if you could give me any ideas as to why this has happened? I love Nigella's recipes and use many of them. With thanks, Roslyn

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  • Flavoured Bagels

    Today I tried out the bagel recipe in How to Be a Domestic Goddess and it worked wonderfully. I was wondering how I could use this basic recipe to make cinnamon raisin, blueberry or Parmesan and dried tomato bagels. Do I just add the extra ingredients once the dough had its first rise or do I have to adjust quantities of the recipe?

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  • Chocolate Pear Pudding With Fresh Pears

    Can I use fresh pears instead of canned ones for the Chocolate Pear Pudding? If so do I have to partially cook them beforehand?

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  • Ritzy Chicken Nuggets

    Hi. I'm looking forward to trying Nigella's Ritzy Chicken Nuggets when my nieces come to stay! Is it possible, though, to cook them in the oven, and if so what temperature? Thanks!

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