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Wouk you give your baby wine?

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blushingmare Sun 14-Apr-13 14:09:37

Ha! That got your attention!

Obviously I don't mean to drink. I mean in say, a casserole that has cooked for 2 hours. The alcohol will have boiled off won't it?

I have, without a thought, until my friend looked at me askance yesterday when I served dd spag bol made with a serious red wine sauce....

Floweryhat Sun 14-Apr-13 14:11:11

Yes, there's no alcohol smile

MajaBiene Sun 14-Apr-13 14:13:17

A small amount of wine for 2 hours, then probably all the alcohol would have burned off - but actually it doesn't cook away as quickly as you'd think.

nagynolonger Sun 14-Apr-13 14:14:18

Well I have and they seem to have turned out OK. They may even have had a taste of sherry trifle at their grandma's.

Sossiges Sun 14-Apr-13 14:15:09

Absolutely - start as you mean to go on smile

overmydeadbody Sun 14-Apr-13 14:15:09

yes, in those circumstances

MajaBiene Sun 14-Apr-13 14:15:18


So after 2 hours, 90% of the alcohol would be gone.

whatsoever Thu 18-Apr-13 18:14:53

Surely a child's portion would have to be 100% wine to cause any bother? A sip's worth is hardly going to cause cirrhosis.

leedy Thu 18-Apr-13 19:18:43

Yup, the amount of wine involved would be miniscule after cooking.

I would probably draw the line at my late great-aunts' sherry trifle, which was so alcoholic I remember feeling slightly tipsy after a bowl of it.

elfycat Thu 18-Apr-13 19:27:51

I'd say yes to letting them taste wine (as long as it's not a sweet one) too. They're not going to like it and want to try more.

A long cooked casserole is fine imo, but not something Flambéed at the end of cooking as that can still be boozy afterwards.

lougle Thu 18-Apr-13 19:32:13

Except that it's now illegal if they are under 5 years old, elfycat.

elfycat Thu 18-Apr-13 19:33:40

Lol, true, but have you ever watched a toddler 'minesweeping' at a party? I stopped my 3yo nephew quite quickly but he was being extremely sneaky.

lougle Thu 18-Apr-13 19:34:58

No, I haven't hmm

MrsWembley Thu 18-Apr-13 19:40:04

I always do my spag bol with wine...

<suddenly realises what's missing from the pan on the stove, puts DS in cot and goes to retrieve the situation>

My DCs love it!grin

elfycat Thu 18-Apr-13 19:41:20

The glasses on the table kept moving a bit and someone laughed about poltergeist stuff. The nephew was coming behind the sofa to sneak drinks and I caught him. BIL didn't believe me so I bet he'd got away with it before.

MrsWembley Thu 18-Apr-13 19:48:48

Oh ffs! I meant rectify...

<wanders off, muttering something about not even had a sip yet>

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