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When to wean your baby onto solid food? And how to do it? Read (purée-splattered) tips from other Mumsnetters
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....
Yes, there's no alcohol
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.
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.
Absolutely - start as you mean to go on
yes, in those circumstances
Here: homecooking.about.com/library/archive/blalcohol12.htmSo after 2 hours, 90% of the alcohol would be gone.
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.
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.
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.
Except that it's now illegal if they are under 5 years old, elfycat.
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.
No, I haven't
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!
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.
Oh ffs! I meant rectify...<wanders off, muttering something about not even had a sip yet>
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