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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

  • Little Lemon Puddings

    I made the individual Little Lemon Puddings and the sauce and top part of the pudding stuck in the tin, but was still delicious when scraped out. Should I try a water bath next time? 

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  • Parmesan Shortbreads

    I made Nigella's Parmesan Shortbreads and they were delicious. I was wondering would it be possible to make them up to the stage where you roll them into a cylinder but then freeze them until needed and cook them when taken out of the freezer and thawed out?

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  • Slow Roasted Shoulder Of Pork

    I would like to cook the Slow-Roasted Aromatic Shoulder Of Pork from Nigella Bites. But the largest piece of pork shoulder my butcher has is 7.5kg Will it still take 24 hours to cook or should I apportion the cooking time? It has the bone on.   

    Hi there! I'm planning on cooking the Slow Roasted Aromatic Shoulder of Pork from Nigella Bites this weekend for a dinner party. Can you advise if the size of pork shoulder in the recipe (9.5 kg) is bone in or out ? I need enough for 8 hungry foodies. Many thanks, MelD.

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  • Red Velvet Valentine Cupcakes

    I can' t find buttermilk here in Cyprus and i would like to make the Red Velvet cupcakes (from Kitchen). Should I substitute the same quantity with greek yogurt or make my own buttermilk with milk and lemon? Which alternative is best for this recipe?

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  • Chocolate in Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Can I use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate in Nigella's Chocolate Mousse Cake recipe? If so, would I need to reduce the amount of sugar used? Thanks.

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  • Creative Crepes

    Hi there! Much as my family loves pancakes with the traditional sugar and lemon, I was wondering if you have some more imaginative suggestions?

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  • Chocolate Sauce For Flourless Brownies

    Can I make the chocolate sauce for Nigella's Flourless Brownies a day ahead and warm up when needed? If so, what's the best way of warming the sauce please?

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  • Chocolate Cloud Cake

    Hi could you tell me if the base for Nigella's Chocolate Cloud Cake from Nigella Bites can be made one day in advance? Thanks! Catrina.

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