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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

  • Individual Christmas Puddings

    I very much like the sound of Nigella's Ultimate Christmas Pudding. However I would like to make individual puddings, so can this pudding be divided into individual ones and if so what would be the cooking instructions? Many thanks. Sharon.

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  • Suet For Ultimate Christmas Pudding

    Does Nigella's recipe for Ultimate Christmas Pudding require real suet from the butcher or pre-packaged from the supermarket?

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  • Sherry For Ultimate Christmas Pudding

    I am in Cape Town South Africa and I can't get the Pedro Ximemez sherry. We don't have a big selection here so can I just use a local sherry? It's a rich, dark, sweet, full-bodied sherry - if that makes sense. Also we have vegetarions in our family so I want to use a vegetable suet instead of the normal beef/pork suet. Does it matter?

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  • Recipe Search For Cheesecake

    Hello, I'm looking for a recipe I saw tonight on a repeat Nigella TV show. I missed the name and full ingredients for a cheesecake but  I think that it was a caramel cheesecake. It was on the same program as the "Praised Chicken". I can't find it on the website. Thanks, Sue

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  • Freezing Scotch Pancakes

    Can Nigella's Scotch Pancakes be frozen? Also is there any way of telling which recipes are suitable for freezing?

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  • Peppers For Chilli Jam

    I live in Australia and would like to know if Red Peppers are the same as Red Capsicums. Thank you

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  • Stirring Creme Brulee

    Hi Team! I've just made Nigella's Creme Brûlée. It's looking good but I do have one query. When I return the custard mix back to the pan over a medium heat should I be stirring it? I didn't stir it and it got a little burnt on the bottom. Haven't tasted the finished product yet but am very hopeful! Thank you.

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  • Sambuca Kisses

    Can I use something other than Sambuca in the Sambuca Kisses recipe?

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