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Cooking with Alcohol and Burn-off

Food
12.24.2008

Cooking with Alcohol

Many recipes that are used around the holiday season require alcohol. For those of you that don’t want to consume any alcohol here is a chart that will let you know how much of the alcohol will burn-off and how much will still remain in the finished product.

Preparation Method % Retained
Alcohol added to boiling liquid & removed from heat 85%
Alcohol flamed 75%
No heat, stored overnight 70%
Naked, 25 minutes, alcohol not stirred into mixture 45%
Baked/simmered with alcohol stirred into mixture:
15 minutes cooking time 40%
30 minutes cooking time 35%
1 hour cooking time 25%
1.5 hours cooking time 20%
2 hours cooking time 10%
2.5 hours cooking time 5%

Source: About.com



Comments

  1. Amanda | Friday, December 26, 2008

    I so needed to know this! Thanks for doing the research for me. That pic is scary, does he have any arm hair left??


  2. JJ Bagley | Saturday, December 27, 2008

    He’s a pro, he probably shaved just before the shoot.


  3. Brian | Sunday, December 28, 2008

    whoa … that i didn’t know. awesome!


  4. Zaza | Saturday, January 3, 2009

    Great info.
    Thanks.


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