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Can I put red wine in my SpagBol

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KittyVonCatsworth Tue 12-Jun-18 14:58:03

Ok, might be a bit dull here but I’m cooking spaghetti bolognese and plan to give my DNiece some. Can I put a drop of red wine in it? It’ll be cooked down for about an hour...please be kind, I’m fecking hopeless at this kid thing 😂

FindoGask Tue 12-Jun-18 14:59:13

It'll cook right out.

Spanglybangles Tue 12-Jun-18 14:59:24

Yes you can any alcohol will cook off.

unintentionalthreadkiller Tue 12-Jun-18 14:59:48

Yes, absolutley. I also like a bit of marmite!

Frosty66612 Tue 12-Jun-18 15:00:08

Yes definitely because cooking with wine always burns off the alcohol. It only takes a couple of mins.

KittyVonCatsworth Tue 12-Jun-18 15:01:32

Perfect! Thank you, oooo, and I’ll try the marmite...I can eat that stuff straight out of the jar 😋

YesILikeItToo Tue 12-Jun-18 15:03:12

The idea that the wine cooks off is often questioned on here, but in my experience it does. I know this because of cooking for someone who takes drugs that induce vomiting if alcohol is taken with them.

IHaveBrilloHair Tue 12-Jun-18 15:05:12

Yes, you can.

Stephisaur Tue 12-Jun-18 15:05:30

My Mum's signature spag bol recipe was a jar of Dolmio with a splosh of red wine in it. I grew up on the stuff!

I was gutted when I found out that was all it was. My Dad's side of the family is Italian so I had hoped for a generations old family recipe!

ShowOfHands Tue 12-Jun-18 15:09:04

It doesn't all cook off but people think it does.

Cooking for an hour will reduce it sufficiently however.

BIWI Tue 12-Jun-18 15:10:54

Of course you can. Heat will burn the alcohol off. Any that isn't will be such a small amount that it won't have any affect on anyone.

KittyVonCatsworth Tue 12-Jun-18 15:12:20

PMSL at the Dolmio 😂

It’s in now so hopefully she won’t develop a taste for booze due to my poor aunty-ing. Put her nappy on earlier back to front today Aunty Kitty, definitely not functional Aunty Kitty!

Odoreida Tue 12-Jun-18 15:13:19

You can and must. White wine is also great too.

CheshireChat Tue 12-Jun-18 15:13:36

1hr won't evaporate all the alcohol so just use a really small amount or cook it for longer.

Floeer Tue 12-Jun-18 15:14:28

Its not like you will be putting in a whole bottle (I assume?! Unless its for like 15 people...) so even if it doesn't burn off it will be so tiny the amount she will get.

Love a good spag bol! Might have to cook some up this week. lush.

KittyVonCatsworth Tue 12-Jun-18 15:17:32

Nope, not the whole bottle; One glass for the pot, 4 for me! I had no idea white wine works just as well, thank you!

CheshireChat Tue 12-Jun-18 15:17:33

alcohol percentage chart this might be handy.

About 25% of alcohol will remain in your case.

DragonNoodleCake Tue 12-Jun-18 15:18:47

The boiling point of ethanol is 78.37 degrees C so if you are simmering for and hour it will go way beyond this temperature therefore evaporating off the alcohol smile - the flavour will remain. I'm sure it will be delicious OP

TheDishRanAwayWithTheSpoon Tue 12-Jun-18 15:19:16

It won't all burn off, some of it will however the amount she will get is very little so I wouldn't worry smile

KittyVonCatsworth Tue 12-Jun-18 15:19:50

Hmmm, maybe I’ll leave it cooking a bit longer and give her a rusk in the meantime.

PinkHeart5914 Tue 12-Jun-18 15:24:34

Honestly it will be absolutely fine! I’ve 3 under 3 they all eat recipes with wine/cider in them and none are alcoholics just yet saying “just give me the wine mummy”

1 glass in a pot of spag bol is not a problem especially when you think of the size portion a small child actually eats

PolkerrisBeach Tue 12-Jun-18 15:25:52

Of course. I've also heard that a sprinkle of instant coffee helps bring out the flavour but haven't tried that one!

TheFaerieQueene Tue 12-Jun-18 15:28:10

This is the best recipe for ragu.

Simple and apparently delicious (I’m vegan so haven’t eaten it 😂). Also, spaghetti is the wrong pasta for ragu/bolognese. The sauce won’t stick to it properly.

MeMyShelfandIkea Tue 12-Jun-18 15:29:04

Balsamic vinegar is also good for bringing out the flavour.

ThereIsIron Tue 12-Jun-18 15:29:28

It'll be fine - all our DCs had wine-soaked spah bol from 6 months grin

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