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Making Christmas pudding for the first time....alcohol or no?

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TheBlairSnitchProject Mon 19-Oct-09 14:48:46

Have pretty much decided to go with the Rachel Allen recipe (although am open to suggestions for alternatives) but she uses Scotch Whiskey which I don't have any of cause I'm not all that keen on it.

I do however, have masses of Jack Daniels which I love!

Am torn between ditching the alcohol altogether (I'm pregnant and due to have a baby the week before Christmas so will be hopefully breastfeeding and DS, who is 2, will be eating some too) and replacing the Scotch with Jack Daniels in the hope that the alcohol will burn off as it cooks.

What do you think?

girlywhirly Mon 19-Oct-09 15:30:19

Yes, the alcohol will burn off as it cooks. Even if you keep 'feeding' it in the run up to Christmas, it will still burn off during re-heating.

TheBlairSnitchProject Mon 19-Oct-09 15:45:08

And replacing the Scotch with JD...?

girlywhirly Mon 19-Oct-09 16:51:50

Don't see a problem.

biggirlsdontcry Mon 19-Oct-09 17:08:37

my mum makes her pudding with tea , sounds gross but its lovely smile

TheBlairSnitchProject Mon 19-Oct-09 17:11:06

I don't drink tea as the smell makes me wretch.

Definitely couldn't cook with it but thaks for the suggestion

cornsilk Mon 19-Oct-09 17:16:19

My mum makes fruitcake with tea - it's lovely. Brandy is better though!

TheBlairSnitchProject Mon 19-Oct-09 17:23:32

Fruitcake is already made. Used Apple juice.

The Pudding is next...

specialmagiclady Mon 19-Oct-09 17:24:39

Yes, booze. Delia's suggests barley wine and stout. I just use stout.

TheBlairSnitchProject Tue 20-Oct-09 08:38:28

Stout doesn't appeal for some reason.

Ooh, I'm confused, one little pudding, so many options!!!

piscesmoon Tue 20-Oct-09 08:47:29

Alcohol definitely.

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