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Does alcohol cook off?

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Redwood Sun 16-Jan-11 18:36:41

Can anyone tell me if I cook with wine - say a casserole - does all the alcohol cook off so it's ok for kids?

Sequins Sun 16-Jan-11 18:40:16

Yes, I always thought so! But children may not like the taste.

haggis01 Sun 16-Jan-11 19:14:00

It definetly does if you light it! You can buy non alcoholic cooking wine in Waitrose for £1.15 for a 1/2 bottle, it keeps for 3 months in the cupboard and comes in really handy (since I have quit the wine).

punita123 Mon 17-Jan-11 09:10:04

I think its not good for kids if wine is alcoholic. you can use wine which contains no

weegiemum Mon 17-Jan-11 09:11:42

It does if it gets to the boiling point of alohol which is lower than the boiling point of water.

I don't know about kids not liking the taste - my dd2 demands "sausages in wine" every second day!

marykat2004 Mon 17-Jan-11 09:23:53

A friend's child went mad for mince pies with brandy in them over Christmas. I hope the alcohol had cooked off!

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