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Kitchen Queries

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

  • Baking On Multiple Racks

    Hi, I use a convection oven with a fan. I have read on the internet that cakes can be baked on multiple racks of such an oven at the same time without affecting the texture of the cakes. I just wanted to know whether that is true? If not, please suggest an alternative solution to baking cakes on more than one rack in the oven. Thanks, Pooja

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  • Corn-Shaped Cornbread

    Hi! A number of years ago Nigella did a recipe for cornbread and used a baking tin that was in the shape of approx 6 half corn cobs. Any ideas where I could obtain the tin? Thanks

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  • Frozen Artichoke Hearts

    Where in London is it possible to find frozen artichoke hearts? There are several recipes with frozen artichoke hearts as the main ingredient, but I can't find the hearts anywhere. Yours appreciatively, Simon & Eve x

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  • Buttermilk Scones

    Hi! I am from India. I am regular viewer of Nigella's cooking shows and I'm a big fan. I would like to know what I can use instead of cream of tartar in the Buttermilk Scones recipe? Unfortunately I don't think I can find this ingredient in my local store. Thanks!

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  • Yellow Cherry Tomatoes

    I have a glut of yellow cherry tomatoes and would welcome some recipe suggestions. Regards, Dave

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  • Lemon Meringue Pie

    I have made lemon meringue pies for years but I don't seem to be able to stop liquid beads appearing through the meringue once it has cooled. Do I need to make a drier meringue? It still tastes delicious but appearance is not so good!

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  • Raspberry Bakewell Slice

    I just wondered if there is a mistake in the Raspberry Bakewell Slice recipe on p300 of Kitchen? Should the base have the same amount of butter as plain flour, as pastry usually has half the amount of butter to flour. Thank you.

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  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    I would like to try making Nigella's Pineapple Upside Down Cake. I don't own a food processor - can I use a wooden spoon or an electric hand mixer?

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