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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

  • Cream Cheese For Nutella Cheesecake

    Instead of 500g of cream cheese in the Nutella Cheesecake would adding about 460g make a huge differnce?

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  • Buttercreams

    I find that buttercream has a yellow base colour, therefore when I try to add colour, say blue, the result is more green than blue. I've heard that you can make buttercream with vegetable shortening, is that correct? If so what is the best sort to buy and what is the taste like? Many thanks Carol.  

    Can you tell me if it's possible to make sugar free buttercream for myself as a diabetic and also for my children to have less sugar. Greenford1

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  • Dish For Irish Cream Tiramisu

    Made the Irish Cream Tiramisu many times and it is always delish. But having posh guests soon and was wondering if I could make it in a trifle bowl instead of the baking dish?

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  • Coke Quantity For Ham in Coca-Cola

    Hello, I was looking at the Ham in Coca-Cola recipe from How to Eat and it says it only uses 2 Tablespoons of cola. Is this correct? It doesn't seem to be enough cola. Thank you

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  • Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake Fondant Icing

    Firstly I would like to know if the Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake is suitable for covering in buttercream icing and then in fondant? Secondly I was thinking of doubling the recipe and cooking in two 10 inch cake tins to make a bigger cake. Do you think this would work and if so, how long should I cook the cakes for? Thanks.

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  • Storing Iced Chocolate Fudge Cake

    I made the Chocolate Fudge Cake last night. It tastes amazing! I left the cake in the kitchen on the cake stand last night. Just wondered if I should put it in fridge or is it ok to let it stand in kitchen? Thanks!

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  • Instant Chocolate Mousse Marshmallows

    Marshmallows aren't easily available in india so is there aything I can use in place of marshmallows while making Nigella's Instant Chocolate Mousse? Thanks.

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  • Curdled Mascarpone When Making Tiramisini

    Hi. I tried making the Tiramisini. When I used a hand mixer to blend the mascarpone and honey, the mascarpone broke into little curdled bits instead of a smooth mixture. Adding the marsala didn't help. It tasted okay but the texture was like cottage cheese and not very pleasing. Did I know mix it long enough? (I mixed it for a while after adding Marsala to no avail.) I thought the mascarpone was room temperature but maybe it was still a little too cold? How long can you safely leave it out of the fridge? Thanks for any advice you might have.

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